Sexually Transmitted Diseases/pulling out before ejaculation

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I would like to know: IF a man pulls out before having an orgasm, how likely is it that an infection and/or STD will be transmitted? I know that he can still transmit some pre-cum possibly, but what if no sperm are transmitted? What is the likelihood that an STD and/or infection will be transmitted?  Just how risky is pulling out? (in terms of STD's) Thank you.

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Holly,

Sperm do NOT contain any traces of STI's themselves but the fluid does, and pre-cum is notorious for actually being worse than full on ejaculatory fluid because of its viral loads. HIV specifically is found in blood, seminal fluid, breast milk, and vaginal secretions; not the gametes themselves. The pullout method has about a 10% effectiveness potential for preventing pregnancy just like it can prevent STI's; it's luck basically. So it's about trusting your partner. If you believe your partner may have infected with you something then get tested through your primary care provider or local clinic.

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John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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