Outercourse Explained

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Outercourse Explained

Outercourse ExplainedOutercourse Explained: HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death in Black women ages 25-34 and Blacks account for almost half of all newly diagnosed cases.  The Rap It Up messages have not been effective strategies to decrease the spread of HIV.

With any form of sexual contact there is risk of STI transmission. The safest form of sexual contact is using a lubricated latex condom.  However, when you don’t have a condom, or you opt not to use one, outercourse is a safer alternative to unprotected anal or vaginal sex.

Outercourse  (oral sex, hand and/or finger manipulation) is sexual contact that includes anything except penis in vagina or anus intercourse.  In terms of HIV transmission, unprotected vaginal and anal sex is 10-100 times riskier than unprotected oral sex.  HIV is transmitted through blood, breast milk, semen, and vaginal fluids; it enters through small tears or breaks in skin, vagina, and anus.  HIV transmission depends on the amount of time the torn skin is in contact with the virus and the amount of virus in contact with the tear.  Although you can contract HIV through outercourse, the use of cut-free fingers and an abrasion-free mouth for sexual satisfaction is safer than unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

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