There are lots of myths people fall for, which can be difficult to dispel. One of the things many people have misunderstandings about is how HIV is transmitted. Many people believe that it can be transmitted through kissing or touching. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus attacks the immune system, making it more difficult to fight off illness.
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The risk of getting HIV varies widely depending on the type of exposure or behavior such as sharing needles or having sex without a condom. Some exposures to HIV carry a much higher risk of transmission than other exposures. For some exposures, while transmission is biologically possible, the risk is so low that it is not possible to put a precise number on it. But risks do add up over time. Even relatively small risks can add up over time and lead to a high lifetime risk of getting HIV.
There are a number of sexual practices that present no or low risk for HIV transmission that you and a partners can enjoy. These include the following:. Massage Massage and rubbing bodies against each other presents no risk of passing on HIV. However, hepatitis A and gut infections such as shigella are easily passed on this way. Oral sex Oral sex carries a very small risk for HIV transmission.
Any toys that go in your butt need to have a base to stop them going completely inside. Toys without bases are designed for vaginas, which have muscles to push toys back out. Always use lots of water-based lube. Silicone-based lube is best avoided because it will melt any silicone sex toys it comes in contact with. The easiest way to ensure hygiene is to use a condom on the toy and change the condom each time the toy changes hands or holes.