The risks involved in rimming

Rimming is not risky in terms of HIV. But you can still get and pass on STIs through rimming. Get vaccinated against Hepatitis B for free.

No risk of getting HIV

With rimming, you don't run any risk in terms of HIV. After all, for the transmission of HIV there needs to be contract with blood or sperm.

Risks in terms of STIs

  • If you rim someone or get rimmed yourself, you run a risk of getting syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia from someone's anus, mouth or throat. 
  • Never rim someone or let someone rim you if one of you has a cold sore, since that will greatly increase the risk of transmitting herpes.
  • If you rim someone, you run a risk of getting Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and shigella.

Reduce the risk:

  • Get vaccinated against both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
  • When you go for an STI test, always get your mouth and anus tested for STIs.
  • Use a dental dam or a cut-open condom as a protective layer between mouth and anus.

 

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