The ABC’s of Gay Sex

ORAL SEX

Oral sex is not very risky, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, which, rather than citing a number, just says the risk is “low.” When it comes to oral sex, the highest risk is when you have a sore in your mouth or bleeding gums and perform oral sex on someone who is HIV positive or who has another sexually transmitted disease. That sore is an opening in your mucus membrane that provides a pathway for a virus or bacteria to enter your body. The risk of contracting HIV is dramatically minimized if the HIV positive person is “undetectable” (see Minimizing Risk above), which is impossible to really know if you’re having sex with a stranger.

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Dave Smith
Dave Smith
8 years ago

HIV cannot always be isolated in urine, and if it is, HIV concentrations are too small to pose a threat of infection. The HIV risk from drinking urine is negligible. Some conditions contribute to blood being present in a person’s urine, which would contribute to a risk of HIV transmission if your partner was infected. Urine is fine on the outside of intact skin. If there are any breaks on the outside of the skin, don’t urinate (piss) near the break(s). Remember that a pimple or shaving cut is also a break. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can be… Read more »

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