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If you have a question you want to ask us concerning your Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights you can using the form below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Below are questions that young people have asked us and we have responded to them.
There are currently 29 public questions in the database, with 203 questions waiting for an answer. The answered questions can be seen below! Have a question of your own? The question-form can be found at the bottom of the page!
What exactly is unprotected sex? - Jason
Basically sex without using a condom and it does protect you against pregnancy or STIs..
Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex as a female? - John
Yes You Can, every time you have unprotected sex it puts you at chance of getting pregnant.
Can I get pregnant from giving or receiving oral sex? - John
No you cannot get pregnant, but you can get an STI including HIV.
Is there a position we can have sex in that will guarantee I wont get pregnant? - Jugz
No, there is no a "safe-sex" position. You can get pregnant from every possible sexual position that involves genital-to-genital or genital-near-genital contact.
If I have sex on my period am I safe from pregnancy? - Mulenga
Absolutely not! You could totally get pregnant.
Can I get pregnant if I have sex while standing up? - John
Yes You Can, again there is no safe sex position.
Can you get HIV from kissing? - Nyambe
HIV has been detected in saliva in extremely low levels. You would have to drink a bathtub-full of it causes you any harm and even, then when you swallow the acid in the stomach would kill it. There may be a slight risk in deep kissing or tongue kissing but only if you and your partner have cuts or sores in the mouth but it is very unlikely. There is no risk in kissing on the cheek or closed mouth.
Can you get infected with HIV from masturbation? - Nyambe
Masturbation involves stimulating the penis or vagina by hand. This can be done alone or mutual masturbation between two partners. You cannot get HIV from self masturbation because only you are involved. Mutual masturbation is also low risk, it is only risky if semen or vaginal fluid comes in contact with sex organs of the other, or if the hand used to stimulate the other personís sexual organs has cuts or sores.
Is it advisable for both partners to use two condoms when having sex? - John
Using two or more condoms is not double protection, it is risky protection. It puts both you and your partner at risk of infection or unexpected pregnancy because when you use the two condoms you might cause friction during the sex act and this might cause the condom to tear, break or even burst. Either the man should wear one male condom or the woman should wear one female condom.
Can you get HIV by using a shaving machine from a barber shop? - Jalata
It is said that the virus cannot survive in heat, but if the shaving machine is used on someone who is infected with HIV, cuts him and it is immediately used on you with being sterilized it maybe risk and you get infected. The best way to stay safe is to insist that the shaving machine be sterilized before it is used on you.
Can you get HIV by sharing cups and spoons with an HIV positive person? - Jalata
No. Skin forms a natural barrier to HIV so it can only enter where the skin is more delicate, like the vagina, the foreskin of the pins or where it is broken (e.g where the skin is cut or has sores) you canít get HIV from shaking hands, hugging toilet seat, sharing towels or coughing.
Can you get HIV through sweat? - Can you get HIV through sweat?
No, HIV does not live or grow in human sweat.
Is it true that when you have sex without a condom and immediately wash your
Vagina/Penis with spirit or JIK, you cannot get HIV? - Jalata
Having sex standing, sitting, upside down or washing yourself with spirit or JIK will not protect you from getting infected with HIV.As long as you had sex without a condom, you are at risk of infection.
Can you get HIV if you have sex during your period? - Karen
Yes, you can become infected with HIV any time you have unprotected Sexual Intercourse, even during your periods.
Is it true that HIV is so small that it passes through the condom? - Karen
No it is not true. The virus is small, but with a condom that has been produced by a known manufacturing company and has been kept in the proper conditions (such as a cool and dark place) and is used properly used (careful opening, as well as not using a condom past its expiry date and using a water based lubricant if necessary), the virus cannot through. Many people have argued that the condom does not work properly and sometimes it fails but this is not accurate. The actual condom is not faulty device but often they are not used correctly which can result in breakage or problems.