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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby porn4jesus » 30 December 2020, 05:47

don’t-get on PrEP if your insurance or state programs cover it-in the us of a
I recently moved back to states from Istanbul and Florence. Neither country covered it. first thing off the plane-doc appointment to obtain. take everyday and test every 3 months.
Of course this is for peeps who are negative but my last BF was + and i never asked him to do the condo thing since i was on the pill 💊
I’m sure there are other situations where this does not apply…please correct me if I’m wrong
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby René » 30 December 2020, 14:16

porn4jesus wrote:don’t-get on PrEP if your insurance or state programs cover it-in the us of a
I recently moved back to states from Istanbul and Florence. Neither country covered it. first thing off the plane-doc appointment to obtain. take everyday and test every 3 months.
Of course this is for peeps who are negative but my last BF was + and i never asked him to do the condo thing since i was on the pill 💊
I’m sure there are other situations where this does not apply…please correct me if I’m wrong

Please don't tell people not to use safer-sex practices (of which PrEP is one).
Unless I misunderstood you? :P

HIV is not the only nasty sexually transmitted infection out there. There are others, not all of which are necessarily blocked by condoms, but many are. Not all of them always display overt symptoms, either. Also note that PrEP is not 100% effective at preventing HIV. PrEP alone will not keep you safe, especially if you're having sex with people who have not all been tested for a broad panel of STIs. Condoms and PrEP both help, but the only way to really stay safe is to limit sex to committed relationships in which each person is known to be negative (and not just for HIV).

By the way, in many countries it is possible to obtain generic emtricitabine/tenofovir (sold as Truvada for PrEP in the US) pretty cheaply, e.g. from India if necessary.
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby VagrantMenagerie » 30 December 2020, 19:17

That actually reminds me to ask, is it possible to get STDs from a virgin? The last time I had sex around 3 years ago was with a guy who I've known for a long time and knew for a fact he was a virgin before we fucked. We always used condoms for anal and since then I've not felt any different but I've not gotten tested either (from what I can tell there's nowhere around where I live where you can get free tests).
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby Marmaduke » 30 December 2020, 19:21

How are you defining Virgin?
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby VagrantMenagerie » 30 December 2020, 19:33

Marmaduke wrote:How are you defining Virgin?

Like, never touched anyone sexually period. Dude was even more of a shut-in than I am.
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby Marmaduke » 30 December 2020, 19:37

That in mind, what is it you think the S and the T stand for?
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby VagrantMenagerie » 30 December 2020, 19:42

idk I thought there could be some crazy weird thing you can get just from the act of sex itself on principle or something. All sorts of germ transference can happen when bodily fluids are exchanged through multiple orifices right?
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby Marmaduke » 30 December 2020, 19:57

Ok, on a broad point, there are no known diseases which infect on principle. God may choose to punish you on moral principle, but that’ll be after you die. No need worrying yourself over it now.

STDs are sexually transmitted. I suppose, to offer you the benefit of the doubt, transmission could occur through sharing unwashed sex toys. But the chances would be very small, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and say your shut-in friend isn’t attending toy-based orgies where nobody actually touches each other. I don’t think anyone attends those.

I don’t mean to seem rude, it’s just hypochondria is often best addressed by critically appraising the question you’re asking yourself.
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby René » 30 December 2020, 20:03

I suppose there are germs (including, IIRC, one of the hepatitis viruses) that can be transferred from mother to child or through improperly sterilised dental/medical equipment. It is certainly possible for a virgin to carry a sexually transmissible infection.

How common this is, I don't know, but it sounds like you don't have symptoms of anything and your concern is purely theoretical.
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Re: How to practice safe sex.

Unread postby VagrantMenagerie » 30 December 2020, 20:11

No you're right, I'm being overly paranoid. It's just something that's been on my mind lately since during my brief time on Grindr there's an entire section on profiles purely dedicated to when someone was last tested. So I started to wonder if that was something I should worry about considering I've gone untested since my last sexual encounter, regardless of the condition of said encounter.

Really this stems from an incident where with my first time with another guy, no protection was used and months later I had one of those perpetual month-long colds and made the mistake of self-diagnosing on Google (I was a young and very stupid 19 year-old) which whipped me into a panic that I had HIV or something only to get tested (after confessing what happened to my parents, that was fun...) and find out I had nothing. So ever since then I've had that paranoia loom over me, no matter how hungry I am for more cock. Only reason sex happened with the friend later on was because I knew him personally.
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