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What Is The Risk Of Sex Toys

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HIV risk from sex toys

Hi, a few months ago, i went over to a friend's house after school. We went into his mom's room and found a bunch of vibrators and sex toys. His mom was not home, so I'm sure they weren't used in the past few minutes, but could...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Using sex toys would only pose a risk for HIV if:1) the person using the sex toy was infected with HIV, AND2) there was blood, pre-cum, semen, or vaginal secretions on the sex toy, AND3) the sex toy was used within... Read more »

Fleshlight a risk (SEX TOYS/funny question)

Hello,I would like to say I think you are great at what you are doing on here.My question is, I am... Read more »

Fleshlight a risk (SEX TOYS/funny question)

Hello,And thank you for you response and I appreciate your advice. I am starting to get worried... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

Table of Contents What Safer Sex Is What Safer Sex Is Not Practicing Safer Sex No-Risk Safer Sex Activities Other Safer Sex Tips Thinking it Through What Safer Sex Is Serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV,syphilis,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms & Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Recent Increases in the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Having Sex With Men: Changes in Risk Behavior From Risk Avoidance to Risk Reduction

The authors of the current study sought to explore risk behavior and transmission routes in men having sex with men (MSM) newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Physicians participating in the sentinel study completed a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioural Predictors of Subsequent Hepatitis C Diagnosis in a U.K. Clinic Sample of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to examine the associations between self-reported high-risk sexual behaviors and subsequent diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Sex, Health and Anti-Retrovirals Project (SHARP) was a... Read more »
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HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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What is a good place to get sex toys?

Posted by phoebe2
Hey,
Im wondering to know more about sex toys. Specifically which sex toys are better than others, what materials are best, and how to choose a sex toy?
Thank you!

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Do couples use sex toys?

Posted by jeniluis
Recently, my boyfriend suggested for us to use sex toys, and I am happy with this as I feel 100% comfortable around him.
However this is very new to me and I just wondered if many couples use toys?
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Sex Shop
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Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
I am a married male who is bisexual. I occasionally need to be with another male. I always play safe. I engage in mutual masterbation. I don't engage in oral sex or anal sex. I was curious about being the receptive partner in anal sex and purchased... Read more »