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Vaginal Sex Risks

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30 second vaginal sex: a risk?

Hello. About 1 1/2 yrs. ago, I foolishly had unprotected sex (vaginal) witha female sex worker. My penis was inside her vagina for no more than 30seconds. I then ejaculated outside her. I saw no signs of blood or any skintears. I have a few...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
From what you describe, it sounds like a fairly low risk encounter. In menwho have no sexually transmitted diseases, the risk from vaginal intercourseis fairly low to begin with, at least here in the United States, and thissounds like a brief and... Read more »

30 second vaginal sex: A risk?

Hello. About 1 1/2 yrs. ago, I foolishly had unprotected sex (vaginal) with afemale sex worker. My... Read more »

Unprotected vaginal sex with spermicide = less risk?

My partner and I would always use a condom during sex, except for one instance in which I was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal and Dry Sex in Commercial Sex Work, and Relation to Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Meru, Kenya

The aim of the current study was to examine the practice of anal and dry sex within a cohort of female sex workers (FSWs) in Meru, Kenya. A survey was conducted among FSWs: 147 participants were randomly sampled from an existing cohort of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual-Risk Behaviour, Self-Perceived Risk and Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Australians Attending a Music Festival

"Prevalences of sexually transmissible infections (STI), unsafe sex, and abortions are increasing in Australia and people aged 16-29 are particularly at risk," the authors began. At the Big Day Out annual music festival, a structured questionnaire... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral Sex and HIV Risk

Fast Facts The risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is much less than that from anal or vaginal sex -- but it is not zero. Performing oral sex on an HIV-infected man, with ejaculation, is the riskiest oral sex activity. Factors that may... Read more »
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High Risk receptive vaginal sex - symptoms Please help

Posted by AloneInMyMadness, 1 Reply
I am so ashamed of myself and scared to death. My husband and I split up and were getting a divorce, I was extremely distraught and broken up about it. I went on a kick of "screw it, life is short" I got a job as a bartender, stopped going to... Read more »

Somebody Asked About The Risk for Male in Vaginal

Posted by Anonymous
"Insertive vaginal sex (male risk in heterosexual coitus) is estimated to cause HIV infection 0.03% to 0.09% of the time."

This is according to Dr. Frascino who leads the Forum on Fatigue and Anemia. (He is HIV+ for many years and during these years... Read more »

Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... Read more »

Vaginal Sex??? Risky???

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I'm wondering what the statistics are on heterosexual males becoming infected by unprotected vaginal sex. Is this common? I know it is considered high risk. How many people have been infected this way? Do people commonly become infected after a... Read more »