So it's 2am, you're in a bathroom at a house party and some guy you just met is breathing into your stomach while he unzips your fly. What do you need to know before you shove your dick in his mouth? Blowjobs should be a great time for everyone involved, and getting rid of any misconceptions about HIV and STIs means you can enjoy the moment without worry.
Back when I used to go to church camp, we school boys believed there were two types of virginities: the mouth and the penis or vagina. Nowadays, oral sex is as common as a handshake. How the tides have changed.
This paper examines the extent to which men who use the Internet to find other men for unprotected sex are aroused by semen. It also looks at the relationship between semen arousal and involvement in HIV risk practices, and the factors associated with higher levels of semen arousal. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected.
So sucking dick is pretty awesome, but there comes a point in every blowjob where the decision must be made to spit or swallow, that is if you want to have your partner cum in your mouth. Now blowjobs are not a high risk activity when it comes to HIV transmission because the lining of the mouth is strong and saliva also contains protective properties. However, if the person who is living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load for at least six months, the virus cannot be passed on sexually. Having a healthy mouth reduces the risk of getting HIV.
Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men. The risk of HIV attributable to fellatio is extremely low. Since HIV was identified as being sexually transmitted, there has been considerable interest in the risk associated with performing fellatio.
So that perhaps explains the reason why we get asked this sensible question so often: does oral sex put me at risk of getting HIV? Oral sex is generally considered to be very low risk for HIV transmission. Risk can increase if there are sores, abrasions or cuts in the mouth or following a dental procedure like tooth extraction.
Related: All topicsHIV transmission. Can you please clarify for me? You can get HIV from a toothbrush that has blood on it and also oral sex but not from food with blood on it.
Myths persist about how HIV is transmitted. This section provides the facts about HIV risk from different types of sex, injection drug use, and other activities. You can get or transmit HIV only through specific activities.
By infecting DCs, which carry the virus and potently pass it to T cells, sperm may play a leading role in spreading HIV. The article appears in the November 23, issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine online October Traces of HIV have been detected on sperm as well, but the role they play in viral transmission has been a matter of debate.
Only five body fluids can contain enough HIV to infect someone: blood, semen including pre-cumrectal fluid, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. HIV can only get passed when one of these fluids from a person with HIV gets into the bloodstream of another person—through broken skin, the opening of the penis or the wet linings of the body, such as the vagina, rectum, or foreskin. You can have sex with little or no risk of passing on or getting HIV. This is called safer sex.