This link is a great "quick reference". Glad that you have shared it on Merb.
Don;t get it...Low risk even with condom?
Condoms break. Even when they don't, protection is not 100%, especially for HSV and HPV...
For example, in the case of herpes, skin to skin contact with someone who is infected can be sufficient to catch the disease.
Originally Posted by hankypanky
See the following from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) site:
How do people get genital herpes?
HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.
HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called “fever blisters.” HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.
Last edited by MonkeyBiz; 10-13-2010 at 05:53 AM.
Reason: Added comment from CDC site
Tit fucking seems to come out as a good gamble.