You say you don’t always use gloves when fisting. Research shows that hepatitis C is more common among men who don’t wear gloves when fisting. See if the following advice fits your sex life.
You said you don’t always wear gloves when fisting. Research shows that hepatitis C is more common among men who don’t wear gloves when fisting. If, on principle, you do not want to use gloves, be sure to wash and disinfect hands and forearms well before and after fisting.
-Using gloves reduces the risk of transmitting hepatitis C. Consider using nitril gloves if you are allergic to latex
-Put on a new pair of gloves with each new partner
-As a top wash and disinfect (do both actions) your hands and forearms before and after each fist session. Do this even if you use gloves
-Use a lot of lube with fisting to reduce the risk of bleeding
Using gloves protects you and your partner from hepatitis C. Use new gloves with each new partner. This is because the hepatitis C virus can stick to the outside of the gloves. Not changing gloves could result in transmitting the virus from one person to another.
Do you have a latex allergy? You can use nitrile gloves instead. Latex irritation is sometimes caused by the powder in the gloves. Therefore, always use unpowdered latex gloves.
Wash and disinfect hands and forearms before and after fisting if you decide not to use gloves. Do this also if you do use gloves. Reason for this is that if you fist past the glove, lube will get on your forearms. This lube could contain invisible blood particles infected with hepatitis C. Always do both steps: disinfection without cleaning is useless.
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