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It depends on what you do.  Some people might argue that infections that can be passed through skin-to-skin contact (like body rubbing or touching  partner with your hand) are probably the easiest to get.  This means it is possible to get some infections even if you don�t have oral, vaginal or anal intercourse.  These can include:


        HVP (the virus that causes genital warts)

        Mollescum contagiosum




So, does this mean you have to swaddle yourself in saran wrap every time you want to do a little bumpin� and grindin�?  Not necessarily.  When it comes to safety everyone has to decide what level of risk they are willing to take. For some this means using latex gloves for any manual contact. For others a conversation with a partner about infections will suffice.

Infections that can be passed by getting a partner�s body fluids into your own (usually through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex) include:

        HIV (the virus that causes AIDS)





Unfortunately, this is not an exhaustive list, but you get the idea.  So what�s a infection conscious person to do?  The best idea is to use a condom for vaginal, anal and oral sex on a guy and a dental dam for oral sex preformed on a gal. As long as they are used properly condoms offer excellent protection from infections that are passed through body fluids.


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