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Is there greater risk of getting trichomoniasis from uncircumsized penis?

Is there greater risk of getting trichomoniasis from uncircumsized penis?

Not that I know: Hygiene can be a problem in the uncircumcised male who does not regularly retract the foreskin and clean themselves- this may predispose to more potential for local infection and transmission theoretically. Interesting research has found that the risk of a man getting HIV is higher in the uncircumcised male due to special cells in the foreskin which allow easier entry of the virus. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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A circumcised man has less chances of getting HIV why?

A circumcised man has less chances of getting HIV why?

...: There are several different theories. One is that the foreskin may be more susceptible to tearing during sex, which could be the entry point for hiv. Another thought is that the area between the unretracted foreskin and glans penis may promote an environment where HIV has a higher chance of survival (which means an increased chance of transmission). ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

Very small: In the classic studies during the peak of the epidemic, the risk even from swallowing infected semen was too low to estimate. I still hope you will love safely, and oral sex is still a risk for gonorrhea and more. ...Read more

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Is the chance of getting HPV from oral sex between a monogamous couple high?

Is the chance of getting HPV from oral sex between a monogamous couple high?

HPV: You do not get this from a person who does not have it. If neither of the parties in the relationship are infected there is nothing to worry about. If either is infected the chances are that you both already have it. ...Read more

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Is the risk of getting HIV from anal sex higher than viginal sex?And if the female is HIV positive is there any chance for me not to get infected?

Is the risk of getting  HIV from anal sex higher than viginal sex?And if the female is HIV positive is there any chance for me not to get infected?

No high risk: Being the insertive partner in this situation, regardless of the anatomy if your sex partner, is very low risk for HIV infection. Hiv is not transmitted through the skin, even of the penis skin. You have to gave blood or semen to your blood stream to get hiv. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy from genital rubbing without ejaculation but also intermittent tongue penetration? Is precum a risk here?

What are the chances of pregnancy from genital rubbing without ejaculation but also intermittent tongue penetration? Is precum a risk here?

Pregnancy risks: Ejaculate or Pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) deposited at the introitus (opening of vagina) or in the vagina poses risk for pregnancy. Tongue penetration will not lead to pregnancy. Use safe sex every time if not ready for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the chance of becoming pregnant more of a higher risk from pre-cum only or from a full ejaculation?

Is the chance of becoming pregnant more of a higher risk from pre-cum only or from a full ejaculation?

Any..: The more sperm it is ejaculated inside your vagina the higher the probability of getting pregnant. However, before full ejaculation happens the fluid produced can certainly carry sperm cells and cause pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of HIV transmission thru oral sex when there is no apparent blood or sperm. There maybe a chance of pre-ejaculate.

What are the chances of HIV transmission thru oral sex when there is no apparent blood or sperm. There maybe a chance of pre-ejaculate.

See remark: If there is a SUSPICION of HIV with an unknown, why take a risk ?? There is always a risk ! big risk Exercise discretion with all your contacts young man. I send you my best for good health ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of getting an STI from oral sex?

What kind of likelihood is there of getting an STI from oral sex?

Agree w Dr. Namey: Oral sex has potential to transmit a # of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia ; syphilis can be spread via oral sex. Hepatitis a can be transmitted via anal- oral sex (anilingus). If blood is co-mingled w fluids – hepatits c can be transmitted via oral sex. Hepatitis b may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of HIV transmission by sex fluid contact below the pectinate lining of anus ?

Is there a chance of HIV transmission by sex fluid contact below the pectinate lining of anus ?

Get tested: It is possible, especially if there was a break in the skin where infected body fluid contacted. If you have any doubt get tested. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of acquiring and std/hiv from unprotected sex?

What is the likelihood of acquiring and std/hiv from unprotected sex?

Difficult to answer: It depends on the risk factor of your partner. Does your partner have hiv? Does your partner have an std? How many sexual partners does your partner have? Does your partner use IV drugs like heroine. If you are worried get tested with your family doctor or gyn. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting an STD from a single male heterosexual?

What are the odds of getting an STD from a single male heterosexual?

Better than 3:1: 25 & single males between 20-29yrs have chlamydia. Please have protected sex (condom), asince there a host of other possibility from hpv and herpes, to other more serious diseases. Remember, your partner if infected, and not tested, is as good as the last person he had sex with, unless you are first encounter! ...Read more

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How high is the risk of getting pregnant from a guys pre cum?

How high is the risk of getting pregnant from a guys pre cum?

Sperm is sperm: The same risk. Any fresh sperm inside the vagina during ovulation can cause pregnancy. It does not matter if a finger, a penis, or a turkey baster introduces it there. ...Read more

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Genital warts removed from base of my penis. However aware that still a carrier of HPV. Worried about infecting future safe partners. ?

Genital warts removed from base of my penis. However aware that still a carrier of HPV. Worried about infecting future safe partners. ?

Here are some ...: Once infected with HPV, its virus will almost stay with you forever although you may have no clinically detectable visible warts. In reality, just exercise higher diligence & vigilance for safer sex. Besides, make sure to have regular PAP smear for sex partner. There is no practical need to be overly anxious about it; just move & live on; if seeing something, deal with it timely. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting std from brief rubbing of penis on outside of vagina without condom no intercourse?

What are the chances of getting std from brief rubbing of penis on outside of vagina without condom no intercourse?

100%: STDs are transmitted when an infected person makes genital contact... not when you have sex for a certain duration or in a particular way. See your doctor for STD testing. ...Read more

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What is the liklihood of getting gonorrhea or another std from a single time receiving of cunnilngus?

What is the liklihood of getting gonorrhea or another std from a single time receiving of cunnilngus?

No significant risk: STDs are difficult to transmit by cunnilingus; even the busiest STD clinics almost never see infected women in whom this has been the only possible exposure. The main exception is that if the oral partner has oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters), genital herpes could result. But no measurable risk for gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more

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What is the likely hood of getting an STI from oral sex?

What is the likely hood of getting an STI from oral sex?

Likely : The environments of the vagina and the mouth are similar enough as is the end of the rectum. Therefore, bacteria or viral pathogens that survive in one of those environments can survive in other such similar environments. ...Read more

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