What Are the Real Risks of Condomless Sex? What Everyone Should Know

What are the real risks of unprotected sexual activity?

The risks of having unprotected sexual activities with someone include:

Risk 1 – HIV/AIDS : You may contract HIV or AIDS if you have vaginal, penile, or other types of unprotected contact with someone infected with this disease. (Source)

Risk 2 – Hepatitis B : If you get it from sharing needles for injecting drugs, then you could infect your partner. (Source)

Risk 3 – Syphilis : If you get it from having unprotected sexual activity with someone who has syphilis, then you could transmit the disease to them. (Source)

Risk 4 – Gonorrhea : If you get it from having unprotected sexual activity with someone who has gonorrhea, then you could transmit the disease to them. (Source)

How often can I have unprotected sexual activity?

You can only have unprotected sexual activity with one person at a time. A couple can have unprotected sexual activity once every three months, but a single person cannot have it. (Source)

Can I use condoms during my first few weeks of having unprotected sexual activities?

Yes, you can use condoms until the very end of your period. After that point, you will need to change them regularly so they don’t break or become contaminated. (Source)

Can my partner and I have unprotected sexual activities to try to get pregnant?

No, you can’t do that. Your partner and you can have unprotected sexual activities all the time. (Source)

What are the different kinds of unprotected sexual activities?

The different kinds of unprotected sexual activities are: fellatio, cunnilingus, vaginal penetration, and mutual masturbation. (Source)

Where can I find free and low-cost condoms?

You can find free and low-cost condoms at your local health department or shelter. They also give you information on how to get tested for STIs, as well as HIV. (Source)

Where can I find free and low-cost HIV testing services?

You can find free and low-cost HIV testing services at your local health department or shelter. They also give you information on how to get tested for other STIs, as well as HIV.

Sources & references used in this article:

Actual versus perceived HIV status, sexual behaviors and predictors of unprotected sex among young gay and bisexual men who identify as HIV-negative, HIV … by RB Hays, J Paul, M Ekstrand, SM Kegeles, R Stall… – Aids, 1997 – journals.lww.com

Negotiating risks in context: A perspective on unprotected anal intercourse and barebacking among men who have sex with men—where do we go from here? by T Suarez, J Miller – Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2001 – Springer

What do gay men want?: An essay on sex, risk, and subjectivity by D Halperin – 2008 – books.google.com

Accounting for unprotected sex: stories of agency and acceptability by T Rhodes, L Cusick – Social science & medicine, 2002 – Elsevier