Back to Sexual health. Having unprotected penetrative sex is the most likely way to pass on a sexually transmitted infection STI. Gay and bisexual men should have a check-up at least every six months at a sexual health or genitourinary medicine GUM clinic. This is important, as with some STIs there are no symptoms. Find your local sexual health service.
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Gay men are constantly referring to and defining themselves as "tops" or "bottoms. The whole issue of tops and bottoms came up recently with the release of a new study that looked at whether or not people can determine whether a gay man is a top or a bottom just by looking at facial cues. The study revealed that judgments made about whether an individual is a top or a bottom are based on perceived masculine and feminine traits. There's so much talk and discussion about who gives and who receives. I've had straight people tell me that they assumed that most gay guys simply take turns.
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Oral sex involves using the mouth to stimulate the penis fellatio , vagina cunnilingus , or anus anilingus. However, it is hard to know the exact risk because a lot of people who have oral sex also have anal or vaginal sex. The type of oral sex that may be the riskiest is mouth-to-penis oral sex.
Back to Sexual health. Find out about the risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection STI from different sexual activities. This is because infections can be present in pre-ejaculate fluid pre-come. Even shallow insertion of the penis into the vagina sometimes called dipping carries risks for both partners. Using a condom can help protect against infections.