February 12th marked the beginning of Sexual and Reproductive Health Week; this year’s campaign is Not Everything has to go Viral.
I attended a nursing conference last week that focused on communicable disease and there were several discussions around point-of-care (poc) HIV testing. The test can be done anywhere, and takes 60 seconds to read the result. I found myself saying “Why don’t I get one?”
I began second guessing why I needed the test; “I don’t really have anything to worry about, do I? It’s not like I fit into any high risk categories?” I wonder how many cases go undiagnosed because people do not fit into these traditional high-risk categories.
Dear Betty & Carlin -
(Who better to ask than your wonderful, wise, slutty selves?) I am a 58 year old who has been with one man for 12 years, and before that, with another for 9. Now I am being single again, and having to think about safe sex.
I know, of course, about condoms for intercourse, and heard you both extolling the virtues of finger play, and mutual masturbation, but what about oral play? Can sexually transmitted disease be passed through sucking cock and eating pussy? Any tips and advice?
Also, and advice, in general, on my situation?
PS - you guys are the greatest! Blessings on your good work!