Below is a list of sexual activities and facts about the risks they carrry:

  • Oral Sex is much less risky than anal or vaginal sex. See Eddystone's video about HIV transmission to understand in more detail, how the virus is passed on.
  • For the HIV-negative person, insertive sex carries less risk, whereas receptive sex carries higher risk. BUT it is possible to get HIV from insertive OR receptive sex, so it's best to always use a condom.
  • Sexual activities that are non-penetrative carry extremely low, to no risk as there is no exchange of bodily fluids. This means touching, rubbing etc.
  • The main thing that sexual partners can do to all but eliminate the risk of transmission is to USE CONDOMS! And use them correctly and consistently. See Eddystones page about condoms, how to use them and where to get them - for FREE!