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Todays New Thread Day - Nov 3Rd 2015 - Sti's

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Today is New Thread Day,  OK so there is no official day set but.....

 

Some of the threads at the top (taking away the pinned/sticky) have been loitering for some time, I haven't been able to make my mind up as to if people are adding to them because they really do have something new to add or because they're just there and nothing else new has ventured on to the forum.

 

In an effort to try and stem the flow, I'm going to start a thread today and would hope that someone else follows suit tomorrow with their own new thread.

 

The likelihood of a post being regurgitated albeit it with a slightly different take/appearance is probably high, but no forum is immune to that.

 

Today's thread.

 

How often do you as a Working Girl/ Punter decide to lump your arse into your local clinic for a check-up?  Has the recent alleged Super Gonorrhea outbreak in Leeds made you think any differently? Prompted you to be a little more careful?

 

Do you an see an STI an occupational hazard?  poor screening? bad luck? stupidity?

 

 

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Shouldn't this be in Health and Safety?

 

Me I do my best to keep my risk to a level acceptable for me.

 

The recent outbreak was small and didn't increase the risk of transmission, I didn't rush in a panic to the local GUM, I shall wait and attend my usual 3 month full check, which includes oral swabs. I shall also keep to my policy of no unprotected intercourse with everyone I have sex with.

 

That's it.

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I'm another one who goes every three months, which I think is sufficient for the amount of clients I have (and of course, I'd be there in a flash if I ever had any symptoms).

 

I'd say it's a mixture of occupational hazard, luck and stupidity. Specifically:

  • Occupational hazard: I choose to do OW, so obviously there is a risk there, but I feel it's a low one, and I hate the taste/sensation of sucking on a condom (though I do keep flavoured ones in stock for anyone who wants to use them). I always wait for the client to ask for oral, and I keep a look out for anything that looks dodgy of course. Then down below, there's not much you can do to protect yourself from the skin-to-skin infections like warts and herpes, beyond staying clear of anyone who has obvious symptoms.
  • Luck: a condom break can happen to anyone, no matter how careful you are. I very rarely use Durex with clients because they're the brand that I've had 2-3 breaks with in my past dating life.
  • Stupidity: there isn't really a cure for that, but hopefully I'm not a sufferer!
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Regular checks. Immediate check if summat goes wrong (e.g. torn condom or symptoms)

 

I avoid all persons offering bb. I try to avoid those escorts with reports from men reporting on bb encounters, but that's harder than it was because of the numbers involved.

 

I'm moving more to covered oral rather than just taking whichever's on offer, (I don't regard oral on me very highly anyway, unless there's enthusiasm). Partly because of the 'untreatable' tales, which don't just involve a few folk in the north. Those found in the north had had  contacts across many areas.

 

Try to use my eyes and nose - if either feed back a recognisable warning than I b*gger off or restrict activity.

 

To me STIs are caught through bad luck, idiocy and lies. So far so good, though.

 

In general I avoid any escort who seems to be part of a group, and all who are not specific about only offering covered penetration. I tend not to see those who go for lots of CIM.

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Interestingly on newsbeat on radio 1 yesterday they were talking about how dating apps like tinder are being linked to a rise in STI's. It got me thinking how, despite the views society have of providers and seekers we are actually the more carefull of the population and I would say it's far safer with a reduced risk.

I have never been offered BB nor would I ever ask so it makes me wonder why people would be unsafe when meeting people on dating sites!

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Interestingly on newsbeat on radio 1 yesterday they were talking about how dating apps like tinder are being linked to a rise in STI's. It got me thinking how, despite the views society have of providers and seekers we are actually the more carefull of the population and I would say it's far safer with a reduced risk.

I have never been offered BB nor would I ever ask so it makes me wonder why people would be unsafe when meeting people on dating sites!

That news article was a load of rubbish.

 

An app doesn't cause STI transmission, unprotected sex and not going for check-ups does.

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That news article was a load of rubbish.

 

An app doesn't cause STI transmission, unprotected sex and not going for check-ups does.

That was my point, why would you indulge in unprotected sex with someone you have met on an app? if they are having BB sex with you its likely they are doing it with everyone they meet.... and why i think people who provide or seek interaction in this industry are, on the whole, far more careful although most peoples views are to the contrary. 

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That news article was a load of rubbish.

 

An app doesn't cause STI transmission, unprotected sex and not going for check-ups does.

Well that's not a surprise. Most WGs understand the risks and as indicted above take steps to minimise them. Importantly they don't want to put their career at risk.

 

Those using the dating apps have no such inhibitions and play for the moment without stopping to think.

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