You say you sometimes go to/hold small sex parties (three to four participants) and sometimes the bigger ones (more than four participants). Keeping the group small has many advantages. The smaller the group, the easier it is to ensure that hepatitis C does not get transmitted. But you can do even more. See if the following advice about sex parties fits your sex life.
-Play as much as possible with men you already know. Check before the party starts if everyone gets tested regularly for hepatitis C
-Discuss before the party starts what you wish to do to reduce the risk of hepatitis C transmission
-Avoid that someone else unintentionally uses your equipment such as your anal douche, dildos and lube. Write your initials on your jar/bottle of lube with a permanent marker
-Make sure you have as much as possible everyone’s contact details and the host’s contact details in case these are needed after the party to warn for hepatitis C or other STIs
-If possible, hold the parties at your own place. This way, you can ensure everything needed to reduce the risk of hepatitis C transmission is available, such as enough towels, cleaning materials, disinfectants, paper, gloves, etcetera
If you want to reduce the risk of transmission, it’s better to have sex only with men you know well, men you can trust to take regular hepatitis C tests, and men you can trust to tell you if they have an infection. It’s easier to talk to men you know well about reducing the risk of transmission.
Talk to each other before parties just to check that everyone gets tested regularly for hepatitis C.
Make sure you have everyone’s contact details (including telephone numbers). At the very least, make sure you have the host’s contact details. He will probably have everyone else’s contact details. And that’s useful to have in case one of you finds out he has hepatitis C or another STI and needs to warn the others.
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