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Can you have sex with a condom within the 7 days u were given to get treated with the chlamydia pills
Hi The short answer is no. To be on the safe side we recommend that you do not have sex until: one week after your 1-day treatment; or your 7-day treatment is complete, and your sex partner(s) have also been treated, even if their test results are negative. While condoms reduce the chance of passing chlamydia and gonorrhea, there is still a possibility of passing them even when a... Read Full Answer
How long after sex does std show signs in men
Hi It really depends on the sexually transmitted infection (STI). The incubation period for an STI, is the time it takes from when you first get an STI and when signs and symptoms would appear. Every STI has a different incubation period. Have a look at our “STI at a Glance” chart. It provides information on what symptoms to look for, incubation and window periods. When someone gets an STI... Read Full Answer
What are the chances of catching an STI from receiving oral sex? What types of STIs can you catch from receiving oral sex?
Thank you for your questions. The answer will depend on a few things: First, if you are a man or woman receiving oral, second, if you are using any protection during oral sex and third, what kind of oral sex you are having. We have developed a Know your chances chart that breaks it all down for you. Please check out our Oral Sex Chart and leave a comment if you need more information,... Read Full Answer
Hello, I have a question about my foreskin tearing (I'm uncircumcised). I noticed it the other day during masturbation. I noticed a little spot of red, and after checking carefully, noticed a slight tear at the base (underneath?) where it seems that there's a middle line (frenulum?) joining up with the foreskin. The initial irritation seems to have gone away for a couple days, but today while examining again, I noticed that I inflicted some damage just from self examining. I'm worried...
Hi there The frenulum is the stretchy band of skin that attaches the foreskin to the underside of the shaft of the penis. This area is very sensitive and can deliver a lot of pleasure. It is possible to tear the frenulum during masturbation and sexual intercourse. If the area tears over and over, scar tissue can form making the frenulum less stretchy. This in turn makes it more likely to tear... Read Full Answer
Hi. Can I get HIV from receiving oral sex with a sex worker? HIV and other STIs I got tested for after four weeks were negative. They told me I had an early HIV test and standard test and the results are 98% accurate. What is risk for me now? I am not on any medication and have good health, so can my results change after three month or do I need to get test again
Hi We do not consider receiving oral sex as a risk for HIV. Therefore, you should not have to repeat the HIV test for the oral sex you got 4 weeks ago. However, it is possible to get other STIs when you receive oral sex. These include Chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV, herpes and syphilis. Your urine tests done at 4 weeks should have been accurate for gonorrhea, because most results are accurate... Read Full Answer
can you get pregnant from the clear penis discharge that occurs before ejaculation?
Hi Pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) is the clear fluid that comes out of the penis before ejaculation. I have cut and pasted an answer for you from the Options for Sexual Health webpage called “Can I Get Pregnant If…” Can I get pregnant if the man pulls out before he ejaculates? Yes. This is called the withdrawal method of birth control, but it is not considered a highly effective method because the... Read Full Answer
My boyfriend has jst been diagonised of staphylococcus aereus please I want to know the dangers and the solutions also when am due to go for my own test.
Hi Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a common bacteria that many people have on their skin or in their nose. Up to 25% of people will have the bacteria and for most people it does not cause any symptoms or concerns. In certain situations people can develop staph infections of the skin or the respiratory tract for example sinus infections. A common way that people can get skin staph infections is... Read Full Answer
I was told that using flavoured condoms for oral sex is fine, but that they shouldn't be used for vaginal/penile intercourse. Apparently, they aren't safe for penetration because of the chemicals that are used to flavour the condoms. They can increase a woman's chances of developing a yeast infection and/or increase the risk of getting an STI. Is this true? I'm finding conflicting information about this online.
Hi I have not heard that flavored condoms will cause yeast infections or increase your chances of getting an STI. We use Durex flavored condoms and on their web site they say. “Durex flavored condoms are intended primarily for vaginal sex. However, if you choose to use them in oral sex, the lubricant is safe if ingested. We recommend if used in oral sex that a new condom be used for vaginal sex... Read Full Answer
Is it safe for your vagina to use coconut oil as a lubricant? I'm not concerned about condom use or STIs because I am married and on the pill. I use coconut oil for my hair and skin and I love it. And all kinds of websites are saying to use it as lubricant but is it safe? I don't want a gross infection.
Hi I haven’t been able to find any studies that have seen if coconut oil is safe to use as a lubricant during sex. This doesn’t mean it is not safe just that no one has studied it yet. I have heard of people that have used coconut oil during sex and have not had any problems. I can’t see why it would be any different than the other lubricants that are recommended for vaginal sex. If using... Read Full Answer
Hi,my partner is hiv+,just recently we had protected sex(with a condom)it dint break and was not expired,my worry is, 1)can a condom really protect me from getting the virus,? 2)can we have a gud protected sex and live my life out of fear of conctacting hiv,because i decided not to break with her because i love her,or condom is never a gurrentee,maybe in the future i might get hiv despite using protection..? 3)if a condom is used properly,not expired,did not break or slip off,can a condom...
Hi, Condoms are an excellent way to protect you from HIV. If a condom is used properly, does not break or slip off, it is unlikely that you will get HIV from having sex with a partner who is HIV positive. There are a few ways to increase the chances that condoms protect you: Check the expiry date (as you did) Use lubrication to lower the chances the condom will break Also, it is... Read Full Answer