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sj
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It is said that HIV can be transmitted by any exchange of body fluids. Also i understand not to do unprotected oral sex.But the question i put to you is if you give oral sex to a girl you can't be protected lol So any options? or just not do oral sex.
Cheers, in advance.

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Heather
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That's not true that you can't be protected or protect a female receptive partner.

This is what dental dams -- thin sheets of latex for use with cunnilingus or analingus -- are for. And when you can't find those, cling film does the same job.

Mind, it's wroth noting that while vaginal fluids DO preseant an HIV risk, it's a smaller risk than male fluids present. But too, HIV isn't the only STI out there, so with any new partner, safer sex practices -- including latex barrier use for oral sex -- for at least six months is really the only way to adequately reduce your risks.

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AB
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Have you ever heard of dental dams?
They are just thin sheets of latex, and since I don't know a huge ammount of information about them, here's a quote from Wikipedia:

"When held over the vulva or anus, an unpierced, intact dental dam protects both the person performing oral sex on those body parts and the person receiving it from potential harm from sexually transmitted diseases."

Look them up on google or wikipedia, if you like, I just know of them, not much about them.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but that's a start.

Edit: Heather got to it before me!

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sj
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Cheers both of you for the ace information.
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