question about STI's...

Discussion in 'Love and Sex' started by crazy_gurl, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. crazy_gurl

    crazy_gurl Member

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    if you're not born with one...
    if you havn't had sex or given or received oral sex before...
    if you meet someone who has also never had sex or given or received oral sex before... and that person wasn't born with one...
    and if you sleep with that person or give or receive oral sex with that person for the first time for both of you...
    and if you and that person only sleep with each other...

    is there still a tiny chance that you could have an STI? and if so, how could you have caught one?
     
  2. MamaTheLama

    MamaTheLama Too much coffee

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    OOOO OOOO I KNOW I KNOW :D

    There are yeast infections which are naturally occuring and that the woman can give to the man, and once he's got it that can go vis versa.

    There's just plain old infections which can happen from having sex in a non sterile environment.

    There's allergies to the latex in condoms that can act like a std (sti, whatever)

    There's herpes, which you can get from sharing a cup of coffee with someone, swapping spit, etc. There are different kinds of herpes though, and I honestly don't know the differences.

    There's crabs n other little buggers (scabies,etc) that you can get from sharing clothing, bedding etc.

    Then there's just friction rash, which ya might mistake for a std.

    Am i forgetting anything?

    Maybe blood transfusions, but I think they scan the supply pretty well.

    And I don't know how genital warts are spread, but it'd seem like one of those things that if you were ummm ....rubbing up close to someone with yer private parts in contact, that ya could probably get em. Don't quote me on that one.
     
  3. cbrmale

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    If you were not born with a STI, and you haven't had sex (oral or intercourse) about the only think I can think of is cold sores (Herpes 1). Genital warts are a STI, yeast infections don't count. You can get them anywhere anytime.

    Either you or your partner could pass cold sores from mouth to genitals. Thing is, condoms don't necessarily prevent the transfer of Herpes 1. Nor is Herpes 1 anything more than a minor inconvenience regardless of if they are on lips or genitals.

    My wife has cold sores. Theoretically she could have passed them onto me over the more than 18 years of unprotected sex three or more times per week (3,000 times of sex) but it hasn't happened yet.

    The other tinier chance is that viruses can live outside the body for a short period of time. You could catch a more serious STI from a toilet seat. Don't laugh, it is not common but it can happen if you happen to use the wrong seat at the wrong time. But, you can get hit by a car crossing the street too.
     
  4. Willow-Bridget-Love

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    ok.. so me and my girlfriend were talking about this earlier today...so.. if neither of us has a yeast infection,another infection, or cold sores were safe? what about aids? we cant get that if our parents didnt and weve never had sex can we?
     
  5. torz

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    you dont catch AIDs you catch HIV which becomes AIDs.

    just one thing i want to make clear. herpes, cold sores are a form of herpes 1, if you have a cold sore & you give some one oral sex they then can catch herpes but herpes 2 NOT 1. herpes is non curable and a condom is not a safe form of contriception.
     
  6. Willow-Bridget-Love

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    ok, so herpes 1 is a coldsore on your mouth, and if you have a cold sore and give someone oral sex, then they can get herpes 2 if you have a cold sore... right?
     
  7. torz

    torz Member

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    that is correct, its not something that talked about much, many people donty know but it should be at the top of the list of sex education because 1000's of people have cold sores.
     
  8. cbrmale

    cbrmale Member

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    That is wrong. Herpes 2 is a different sort of virus. If you have a coldsore (herpes 1) you can only transmit a cold sore (herpes 1) to his genitals through oral sex. They can't catch hepes 2 from your coldsore.

    And herpes 1 can be transmitted regardless of condom or not.

     
  9. torz

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    http://www.herpesweb.net/general/interactive/faq003.htm

    http://www.city.ac.uk/healthservice/newpage3.htm

    http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std_herpes.html

    tell that to these websites. yes herpes 1 can cross over to herpes 2, like i've said in another post before. i've been to africa to educate the people there on STI's mainly HIV, AIDs & HERPES, so i should know.
     
  10. dawn_sky

    dawn_sky Senior Member

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    OK, so crazy_gurl, are you asking just out of curiosity, or are you asking because you have some kind of something weird going on that you fear may be sexually transmitted? If the second is the case, then there are several types of infection that can initially occur as a non-sexually transmitted thing, then become sexually transmitted as you pass the bug between the two of you. The most obvious of these is a yeast infection, but there are bacterial infections (the only one I recognize by name is trichmonaisis or something like that). These bacteria can be harbored in your man's urethra, so that if you go for treatment, get all cleared up, then have unprotected sex too soon, he will give it back to you. The easiest solution to this problem is to use a condom every time for 6-8 weeks -- at least that's what the doc told me last time I had a bacterial infection. The bacteria will pass out of his penis in the urine stream in the vast majority of cases (rarely he can get a bladder infection), but it takes time to clear it all out.

    FYI, not knowing your sexual preferences, one potential sexual source of a bacteria infection like this is if you two ever do any anal play, then do not wash thoroughly before returning to the vagina. The same infection could happen non-sexually if you are not careful enuf about wiping front to back every time you use the restroom... Either way, you want to be careful to keep microscopic bits of fecal matter away from your vagina.
     
  11. MamaTheLama

    MamaTheLama Too much coffee

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    I know, watching pornos where they keep switching back between the arse n the vag make's me want to yell at em and give em a big ol penacillin shot all at the same time.
     
  12. cbrmale

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    All of these sites indicate that HSV-1 (cold sores) and HSV-2 (genital herpes) are different viruses. Which doesn't preclude transmission of HSV-1 to the genitals, or HSV-2 to the mouth. Which is why the terms are misleading. Rather than 'cold sores' and 'genital herpes', we should stick to the terms HSV-1 and HSV-2 and realise that HSV-1 can occur on the mouth or genitals and HSV-2 can occur on the genitals or mouth.

    The two viruses are are different. HSV-1 is relatively mild with very few recurring outbreaks. HSV-2 is more severe with ongoing recurring outbreaks and should be avoided at all costs.

    I still don't want HSV-1 on my penis, but it could happen because my wife does carry the HSV-1 virus and we obviously engage in unprotected sex, often with oral sex as part of the foreplay, three or more times per week. Hasn't happened in 18 years of marriage though... Thats sex around 3,000 times.

     

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