Tina and sex
Bareback sex (fucking without condoms) is a reality for some,
even though barebacking is the major way that most guys (tops
and bottoms) get, or pass on HIV.
While we do not encourage bareback sex, we believe that it
is important for men to know about the risks associated with
it, and if chosen, some strategies they can take that might
reduce their risk of getting or passing on HIV and other sexually
transmitted infections (STIs).
There are additional risks associated with being high and
barebacking -especially with a stimulant like Tina. Tina may
let us go to places sexually we wouldn’t normally venture
- we can lose our inhibitions and cross boundaries in the
speed rush of Tina. Tina gives us the energy to have sex for
longer periods, which can lead to friction wounds and entry
points for infection.
We offer tips that some of us believe may
be helpful for reducing risks. However, the best way for not
spreading or getting HIV and other STIs is to use latex condoms.
Be aware: even if you follow these tips perfectly, they in
NO WAY offer you anywhere near the same protection as condoms.
Think about it.
With barebacking, communication is required – this
may not always be realistic, especially if we are high. Think
about your ability to talk with your partner when you’re
high on Tina. Is this something that you will realistically
do? Talk with partners about STI status (including HIV, Herpes,
Hepatitis and Human Papilloma Virus which causes anal and
genital warts). Either of you may not know that one or both
of you have a STI (such as HIV) - you don’t have to
be showing symptoms to have one.
Guys with HIV bareback. Guys who don’t have HIV bareback.
Sometimes, we assume that if a partner agrees to fuck, or
be fucked, without a condom, he must have the same HIV status
that we do. But this isn’t always the case and that’s
how HIV gets transmitted. If you have HIV, think about these
assumptions before you bareback with someone – can you
be certain that your partner has HIV if you don’t talk
about it? If you don’t have HIV, can you be certain
your partner is also HIV-negative? Not all guys that are positive
know they are; he may not know his HIV status, or may have
been infected with HIV since his last test. The only way to
really know if someone is positive is if they tell you they
Tina not only dries out the mucus membranes in your mouth
giving you dry mouth but it does the same thing to the inside
your ass and cock. These membranes are the first line of defence
against infections like HIV and other STIs.
Use lots water-based lube. There is evidence to suggest that
oil and silicon-based lubes can trap germs against the skin
more so than water-based lubes, increasing the likelihood
of infection. Use more lube than you think is necessary because
Tina dries the mucosal linings of the ass.
Insist on regular breaks to check yourself and your partner
for chaffing, bleeding or sores. While you’re at it,
reload the lube. The risk of surface abrasion and tissue damage,
both to the cock and inside the ass, increases dramatically
in extended crystal meth fuelled sessions.
Pulling out before cumming
Guys who fuck for a while and then put on a condom can get
and pass on HIV: both tops and bottoms.
If you’re the bottom and your partner cums inside you,
you are at greater risk of infection. Getting the top to pull
out before cumming may reduce the risk for the bottom, but
it won’t eliminate it. Also, HIV and other STIs are
in pre-cum too, so even with pulling out, you’re still
at a significant risk.
If you’re the top, think about your ability to maintain
your intention to pull out when high, especially when your
partner is begging you to stay in! Also, you can still get
infected. You may not even notice tears in his ass, or abrasions
to your cock and you can’t see what STI’s might
be inside his ass.
Before you fuck, decide if you're willing to cum in your
partner, or allow him to cum in you. Then, think about your
ability to stick to that decision while high on Tina. Some
of us do stick to our decisions when high, but for some of
us it’s harder to.
Limiting, or rationing, barebacking sessions reduces the
number of exposures to STI transmission. It also allows time
for healing of abrasions, tears or trauma inside the lining
of the ass, urethra (piss hole) and outer skin of the cock.
Before - and after - care
Douching is controversial. Even with warm water it can reduce
the natural protection of mucosal linings inside the ass.
Douching after sex can also push infections further up your
If you’re going to douche, do it before using Tina
- it’s more likely that you will create tears inside
or around the ass if you are high. Use warm water only (no
soap) and be gentle. If you’re having sex with multiple
partners over a short time, don't douche until after the last
one. Try to piss right after sex; urine's acidity can help
clean out the urethra.
Get regular STI testing
If you have HIV and another STI, you’re more likely
to transmit HIV to some one even if your viral load is “undetectable.”
If you're HIV-negative and have an STI, you're more likely
to become infected with HIV.
Barebacking combined with Tina use puts you at high risk
for STIs. Many STIs show little or no symptoms, so just because
everything seems fine doesn’t always mean it is. Regular
STI and HIV testing will help you stay healthy and decrease
the chances of passing STIs to playmates.
In addition, you should get vaccinated for hepatitis A and
out the section on STIs for more
information about STIs, testing and hepatitis vaccination.
more information on effects of “dick drugs” like
Viagra™, and other drug combinations please click here.
Adapted from barebackhealth.net with permission.