Pulling out before ejaculation may slightly reduce your risks: However, HIV and other infectious agents are in preejaculate.

Use lots of lubricant to help prevent against tears that may allow infections to get in to your system. Don’t rely on saliva or spit. Don’t rely on ejaculate or preejaculate as a lubricant.

Avoid lubricants that contain Nonoxynol-9 (spermicide) as they can irritate your tissue.

Allow time for tears in the rectum, urethra and outer skin of the penis to heal before having more anal sex.

Douching or using enemas can strip away protective cells in the rectum and vagina. They can also cause small tears or openings If you have multiple sexual partners, it best to wait until you have had sex with your last partner before douching.

Get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B if you’re engaging in anal intercourse. Although the risks of HIV and other STIs as the insertive partner are lower, you will still be exposed to fecal matter and other fluids that can carry hepatitis. Active hepatitis can lower your immune system and makes it difficult to fight off infections.

Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently helps flush out bacteria in your urethra and prevent infections and UTIs.

Look and feel for warts, lesions, discharges and other signs of STIs on the client’s genitals. If something does not look or feel right, you have the right to stop.

If you have a regular client or partner who you are thinking of having unprotected sex with, try to get tested together first.

Regardless of precautions, receptive & vaginal sex without a condom do put you at risk of contracting and STI.  While there are times when you feel pressured to have sex without a condom, or you feel like that is the only way to get what you need, try your best to use condoms as frequently as you can.  If you are HIV+, unprotected sex can expose you to other strains of the virus. HIV also weakens your immune system,  so you want to try your best to avoid exposure to other STIs.


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