- Use condoms for anal or vaginal sex
- Don't get semen or vaginal fluids in
- Don't have mouth to rectum contact
- Don't share needles.
SAFER SEX - THIS IS WHAT WE
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.
HIV is spread when semen or blood passes
from an HIV+ person into the bloodstream of another person. To enter the
bloodstream, the virus must enter through a break in the skin or tissue in
the mouth, or pass through the lining of the rectum or enter the tip of the
penis. Tops and bottoms are both at risk.
About Drugs and Alcohol
Most drugs affect our inhibitions about
sex. They can also affect our judgment. The most important thing to
remember when mixing sex and any drug is to plan ahead. Always have condoms
and water-based lube anywhere you may be having sex
About Oral Sex
Oral sex is considered to be much less
risky than anal sex. There are ways to make it safer.
- You can choose to use a condom. (Check
CONDOM USAGE page for more information)
- Avoid getting cum in your mouth .
- By not brushing or flossing your teeth
just before oral sex, you can reduce the risk of bleeding.
- Avoid vigorous throat-fucking.
- You can make rimming safer by using a
dental dam, saran wrap, or another barrier.
Unprotected oral sex is certainly much
safer than unprotected anal sex. The lining of the mouth is much tougher and
less permeable than the lining of the anus. Saliva may neutralize the virus.
It's easier to get semen out of your mouth than it is from your anus.
Receptive oral sex, sucking dick, or going down on someone - is certainly
riskier than having someone suck you. HIV is in pre-cum as well as in semen.
But there's usually less pre-cum than semen during any one sexual act. It's
unlikely that pre-cum by itself can transmit HIV, but it's possible. The
length and intensity of the sexual act may affect transmission. If his dick
is pounding against the back of your throat, your tissues may become
irritated, becoming more permeable and increasing the likelihood of
infection. For more information, check out the SAFER SEX site.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Avoid coming in someone's mouth. Or
having them come in yours.
- If you see something suspicious - a sore
or a discharge - on someone's penis, avoid going down on it. Know your STD
status and don't put yourself or others at unnecessary risk. Get checked
for STD's including gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis.
- Consider using condoms for oral sex. And
don't knock it until you've tried it.
- Avoid deep throat fucking. It can
irritate the tissue at the back of the throat and possibly provide a more
efficient route for HIV to enter the body.
- Floss and brush regularly - but not
right before you have oral sex. If you want to freshen up your breath
before kissing your partner, try mouthwash. Schedule a dental check-up
- Above all, make the choice that's right
for you. If ten minutes - or ten hours - after you've had sex, you're
anxious about what you did, that's a good time to consider reducing your
A Word about Lube
Always use water-based lube with condoms.
Do not use Crisco, Vaseline, olive oil, chocolate syrup or anything else
with oil in it. Oil causes latex condoms to break down resulting in holes,
tears and breaking. Look for the words, "water-based" on the label.
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