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Is it true that if you have gay sex you have more of a chance of contracting an STD.

Anyone who has sex with another person is at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection. A gay person’s chance of infection is no different from a straight person’s.

Gay, straight, or somewhere in between, it’s important to practice safer sex. Compared to vaginal and anal intercourse, oral sex is less risky, but there is still a risk of infection. If you do have vaginal or anal intercourse, using a latex or female condom reduces the risk of infection. To further reduce the risk of infection during oral sex, use a condom to cover the penis or a Sheer Glyde dam, cut-open condom, or plastic wrap to cover the vulva or anus.

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