Originally Posted by Jordan0517
This has been on my mind for a while and I havent done any research on it but today, in my life fitness class, we had a guest speaker who came to talk to us about STD's. Of course she brought up AIDS and HIV and she showed us a chart about the percentages of sexual relationships that are at risk. If im not mistaken, 53 % are from male to male sex..31% is from hetrosexual, and I forget the rest. = also remember from I believe wikipedia reading the female-to-female sex is one of the ones less at risk. So my question is: why are male-to-male sexual relationship at risk the most and does it play a factor into haterosexual relationships if these guys are having sex with both men and women? (please forgive me if I come off as ignorant of this. I was just curious and wanted to know because the thought of Aids scares me)
HIV is not a "gay" disease, but it affects Gay, Bisexual men btween the ages 18-29 the most, why?
1)Young men are more sexually active around this time.
2)the types of sex that men have with one another can have greater risk.
A BJ for example is considered low risk, unless you have some sort of injury to your mouth, it is even recommened that you brush your teeth 1-2 hours before, because you can cause your gums to bleed if you brush to hard.
Anal sex on the other hand. It is considered one of the most high risk behaviors for contracting HIV. The anus is a fragile enviroment, prone to tearing, and internal ejaculation is basically rolling out the welcome mat for the virus. Barebacking is the highest risk behavior for contractin HIV.
Three things can be done to avoid this, 1 use a condom, the most important. Condoms are 97% effective in preventing the spread of HIV and many other std's, 2 use plenty of lubricant, this will help keep the condom from breaking and help reduce tearing of the anus. 3 go slow wait for the anus to relax, this will help for both partners enjoyment and also help reduce tearing.
Gay men are not more sexually driven than any other male. they aremerely deflecting their desires off other male desires, not that thats a bad thing, but if measures are taken to protect oneself and one's partner. I say have fun.
I hope I answered your question