There are always those that either adopt or already possess fearless "live for the moment" mentalities—accepting whatever consequences may result from their actions. We hope that they won't, but some do. Don't be caught in a situation where you struggle to remember an encounter that may have given you an unforgettable disease. Using drugs like ecstasy or crystal meth can impair judgment and has been shown to increase the chances of having unprotected sex. Part of him respecting you and part of you respecting yourself is protecting your health. The risks are too great and are never outweighed by the pleasure of barebacking.
Kenley. Age: 22.
We hope that they won't, but some do.
Alexis. Age: 24.
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For the sake of your health, both partners need to be open and honest with each other at all times. Also, keep your own self-confidence in perspective. When it comes to sex, how much are you willing to bare? Be clear about each others' expectations. The terms gift giver and bug chaser are sometimes used to describe these men, respectively. However, HIV positive men run the risk of reinfection, which occurs when a person living with HIV gets infected a second time while having unprotected sex with another HIV infected person. You have to check in with your man often.