NOTE: This is Part 3 of a 3-part series. [Dick Spit No. 2018-03-3]
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Glory Holes: The Risks of Contracting a STI/STD –
Simply because a guy’s mouth, tongue, penis, and/or whole ass and anus or butthole appear clean, that doesn’t necessarily mean nor is there any guarantee, that any of those body parts are in fact clean or that they are disease, virus, or infection-free. This is especially true if the owner of those body parts (and any sex toys which may have been used) has been sitting on a public restroom toilet or on the toilet at an interstate expressway rest stop. This truth also applies if that man has recently engaged in either oral, anal, and/or vaginal sex with an anonymous person then after the sex act, may or may not have had the thought to rinse away with soap and water or wipe with an anti-bacteria cloth or towel, all of the saliva, semen and/or vaginal residue fluids, and/or fecal matter (if any) off his dick, from his ass hole, and/or from his mouth after engaging in acts of penetrative sex.
The risk of contracting or transmitting STIs (sexually transmitted infections) is minimized or reduced when condoms are used but is not necessarily eliminated. A disclaimer reflecting condom effectiveness is found clearly printed on most if not all major brand condom package boxes, usually near the set of instructions for use. In short, condoms are limited in their STI protection (and pregnancy prevention) factor. They do not [as yet] offer complete, one hundred percent effective protection against contracting or transmitting a STI.
Still, using a condom will offer some if not more protection against contracting or transmitting a STI than to use no condom protection at all when having any form of penetrative (e.g., oral, anal, vaginal) sex.
While a STI and a STD (sexually transmitted diseases) are similar, they are not the same thing. A STI starts out as infections – with the infected person possibly showing no symptoms of the virus, which may last for any length of time and which can later progress into disease, thus becoming a STD. For years the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many other health officials have consistently stressed the need for sexually active people to get themselves tested – and to get tested regularly – for STIs and STDs.
Remember that HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is also a STI which, if left untreated and unmonitored by a physician, can progress into the STD known as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). If a HIV-infected person does not get tested for the virus then he or she has the potential to transmit that virus on to someone else who is not infected with HIV. Conversely, if a sexually active person knows or is highly confident that his/her body is clear of HIV and other STIs before engaging in sex, yet that person either neglects or refuses to wear a condom or does not make that requirement of their partner (whose sexual history and/or HIV/STI status is unknown) then after having sex, fails to get him/herself tested for HIV and other STIs, then it is possible that person may have contracted a STI. It’s also possible that person may have unknowingly transmitted a STI to their partner.
The short yet clearly blunt and direct public service message which says “GET TESTED” is one of encouragement for the health benefit of not only sexually active people but also for the health benefit of general society itself. The message “GET TESTED” is usually followed with a short paragraph explaining why sexually active people should get tested for STIs. The message “GET TESTED” is also aimed at formerly sexually active people; persons who for some recent medical and/or physical reason are no longer able to engage in partner sex or who may have recently decided to become celibate or have chosen celibacy. The message “GET TESTED” is also aimed at those persons who have not had partner sex in a period ranging anywhere from a few weeks to several months, to within the last few or more years. And the message “GET TESTED” is also aimed at male or female victims of rape – although many victims of rape who visit a hospital or medical facility after being raped are normally tested for HIV and other STIs and STDs.
This concludes the 3-part series.