They used to say masturbation was bad for you. Now it could save your life
"The threat of AIDS has not gone away. It's not all doom and gloom though. There's one way you can avoid ever coming into contact with HIV.* Safer sex. Okay, we admit it doesn't sound desperately exciting. But don't let the name put you off. Safer sex simply means any activity where infected blood or semen (or vaginal fluid) can't enter your body. Like bodyrubbing, fingering, mutual masturbation or massage. Oral sex may carry some risk if the person sucking has cuts or sores in their mouth, and possibly if infected semen is swallowed. Unprotected anal intercourse, however, still carries the highest risk of any sexual activity. Even if you do use a condom it won't make it completely safe. If you'd like more information or advice, ring your local helpline. Or call the National AIDS Helpline free of charge on 0800 567123. It's open 24 hours a day and it's completely confidential."
Photograph of two bare-chested men, one resting his head on the other's chest.
AIDS Education Collection
Choose Safer Sex (II)
ComputersGay menInterpersonal relationsMasturbationMenSafe sex in AIDS prevention
Health Education Authority
21.0cm x 29.5cm
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation
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