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STD Basics
 
What You Can Get if Your Partner is Infected
KNOWN RISKS
POSSIBLE RISKS
UNKNOWN
Performing oral sex on a man
Performing oral sex on a woman
none
Receiving oral sex - man
none
Receiving oral sex - woman
none
Anal sex - top
none
Anal sex - bottom
none
Vaginal sex - man
none
Vaginal sex - woman
none
Oral-anal Sex
none

* You could be at risk if the receiver has just topped someone else.

** Very low risk.

*** Unprotected anal sex is a very high risk activity for a bottom, much more so than for a top. The risk of HIV transmission to a bottom during unprotected anal sex is 15 in 1,000 versus 3 in 10,000 from a bottom to a top.

  • Kissing, mutual masturbation, and frottage or dry humping are considered safer sex activities, with little to no risk of STD transmission.
  • Using latex condoms (male or female) significantly reduces the risk of contracting STDs during anal, vaginal and oral sex.
  • Washing hands and the genital area thoroughly before and after oral-anal sex reduces the risk of transmission of most of the listed STDs and conditions. Condom use reduces transmission risk even further.
   
 
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