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What is a normal size for a penis?
Hi. Concern about penis size and shape is pretty normal. Penises are similar to other parts of our bodies ….they are same but a little different between people. The penis starts growing in puberty, when other body changes also start to happen. That usually happens anywhere between 9 and 18 years of age. The average adult penis is between five and seven inches long when erect, and much... Read Full Answer
Does my birth control also protect me from STIs?
Hi. Some types of birth control including pills, rings, patches, Depo-Provera, intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (Mirena) don’t protect you from getting an STI. Condoms or other barriers give good protection for most STIs. Condoms do double duty when they are used for both birth control and STI protection. Click here to learn more about how to use condoms. Please... Read Full Answer
Is it possible to get HIV from a sex toy?
Hi. Yes, it is possible to get HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from a sex toy if it is shared between people and a condom is not used, or if it is shared before it is properly cleaned. For there to be a risk, the toy would need to come in contact with vaginal fluid, pre cum, semen, blood or rectal mucous. Once outside the body HIV does not... Read Full Answer
I just had some dental work and then gave a guy a blow job. I never use condoms for blowjobs. But now I am worried because my gums are bleeding a bit.
Hi. The risk for getting or passing HIV when you give a blow job is very low, but there are some things that could increase the chances. These include bleeding gums,sores in your mouth or a sore throat. It is hard to say whether getting dental work would increase the risk for HIV. It may depend on the health of your gums, the kind of dental work you had and the amount of time between... Read Full Answer
I have HIV. Can I give someone HIV if me and my partner are rimming each other?
Hi. The chances of getting or giving HIV from rimming are low. Blood on or around the anus or mouth could increase the chance of passing HIV. There are other STIs that are more easily be passed through rimming including hepatitis A, herpes, syphilis and HPV. It is possible but not common to pass gonorrhea and chlamydia. It is also possible to pass or get intestinal... Read Full Answer