condoms and sex

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    Dec 17, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    whats the chance of getting hiv if you have sex wearing a condom? is there a possibility of getting hiv?
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    Dec 17, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    newmember018 saidwhats the chance of getting hiv if you have sex wearing a condom? is there a possibility of getting hiv?

    Yes, it is possible to be acquire HIV if the condom breaks, or is not used correctly. The link below to the US Centers for Disease Control discusses some of these factors & risks for latex condoms.

    To reduce the risk of condom breakage, use a lube that is rated safe for latex. I did not see a CDC study on the effectiveness of non-latex condoms against HIV transmission. Anal sex can be tougher on condoms than vaginal sex, so some experts recommend avoiding extra-thin condoms, and advise buying an XL size if you're bigger than average.

    http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/latex.htm

    Excerpts from the link above:

    Laboratory studies have demonstrated that latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to particles the size of STD pathogens.

    Numerous studies of discordant couples (where only one partner is infected) have shown consistent use of latex condoms to be highly effective for preventing sexually acquired HIV infection.
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    Dec 18, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    Red Vespa-a pillar of pertinent information and sage advice. Has anyone said thank you to you lately?
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    Dec 18, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    the box says 98% but i think thats the chance if condoms break.

    ive been wanting to ask this quesiton idunno if itll get answered on this board tho but whats safer, unprotected oral sex, or protected anal sex?
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    Dec 18, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    waxon saidthe box says 98% but i think thats the chance if condoms break.

    ive been wanting to ask this quesiton idunno if itll get answered on this board tho but whats safer, unprotected oral sex, or protected anal sex?

    hmmm not knowing any real data unfortunately, I might have to go with protected anal sex however, I say that because your mouth can have small cuts, abrasions and openings where you wont see or feel, such as, between the teeth, under the gums, tongue, inside of the cheeks and so on.

    Where as with protected anal you have at least a more effective barrier.

    at least that's my take from it.
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    Dec 18, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    waxon saidthe box says 98% but i think thats the chance if condoms break.

    ive been wanting to ask this quesiton idunno if itll get answered on this board tho but whats safer, unprotected oral sex, or protected anal sex?

    hmmm not knowing any real data unfortunately, I might have to go with protected anal sex however, I say that because your mouth can have small cuts, abrasions and openings where you wont see or feel, such as, between the teeth, under the gums, tongue, inside of the cheeks and so on.

    Where as with protected anal you have at least a more effective barrier.

    at least that's my take from it.


    thats what i thought, but on the other side, theres a chance u dont have cuts, and many ppl believe its extremely low risk and u have to have an open wound in your mouth that ud be aware of, and with anal sex as long as u use a condom ur good but if u were to use the condom incorectly and it broke or something then ur in trouble cuz ur insides absorb everything, (this assuming ur messing arond with an infected person of course)

    whatever im going celibate
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    Dec 18, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    i was just tested and counciled AGAIN and neg...and in the disscussion they say oral sex is 99.999% safe...UNLESS you've just had oral surgery of a majot open sore...because the mouth heals incredibly quick...like in an hour....and saliva is an additional protection as it acts like a barrior
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    Dec 18, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    so. the plot thickens..
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    Dec 18, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidRed Vespa-a pillar of pertinent information and sage advice. Has anyone said thank you to you lately?

    Well, perhaps not as generously & publicly as you, dear friend. But yeah, I get emailed private compliments & thanks a lot, that I blush to mention them so publicly here in reply to you.

    You've been a gracious & supportive online friend of mine from soon after I joined RJ, who also merits a pat on the back for your own contributions here. You say little of late, but what you say means much to me, and I'm confident to others on RJ, as well. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    victor8 saidi was just tested and counciled AGAIN and neg...and in the disscussion they say oral sex is 99.999% safe...UNLESS you've just had oral surgery of a majot open sore...because the mouth heals incredibly quick...like in an hour....and saliva is an additional protection as it acts like a barrior

    The problem is there isn't enough good clinical data about oral sex to be certain. I've also read concerns that having oral too soon after brushing your teeth can provide an HIV entry point by opening the gums. And if you're like me, you like to brush your teeth just before you go to bed after bringing a guy hone from the bar (when I was still single).

    With my late poz partner we always used a condom, for oral & anal both. It was his choice as well as mine that even oral be protected. I just considered it an additional challenge to give him a great BJ despite his wearing a condom, and he claimed to be much more than pleased. Hand jobs on him were unprotected, though, and I'd get him to shoot so far there was a real danger for my eyes, but even I had to draw the line with unreasonable fears versus pleasing my man.
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    May 05, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    Applying condoms the right way is fundamental to make sure you are protected. Latex condoms should be used during all sex acts, including anal, vaginal and oral sex. If you are susceptible to latex, use a polyurethane condom. For oral sex on a woman, she can use a condom split lengthwise to place between her body and her partner's mouth.


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