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Are there any negative side effects of anal sex in men?

I'm a homosexual man and I've been in a very successful relationship for two years. I sometimes ejaculate inside my partner during anal sex. I would like to know if that’s okay, or if there are any negative side effects? We’re in great health and live a healthy lifestyle.

I have a strong sex drive, but my older partner couldn’t care less about sex. What are our options?

My partner and I are a gay couple and we have a problem in the bedroom. He’s 43 and not a very sexual person, while I’m 22 with a strong sex drive. He acts like sex is a chore. In fact, when I don’t come onto him, we don’t have sex. I don’t want to always throw myself at him...but I also don’t want to cheat or break up with him. So what can I do to get him to like sex the way I do?

Is it dangerous for me to swallow another man’s ejaculate after giving him a blow job?

I’m a 25-year-old man and ⎼ for the last month ⎼ I’ve been sneaking away with a male co-worker so I can perform oral sex on him. He says it gives him relief because he gets turned on by all the provocatively dressed women we work with. Last week, I confided in a female co-worker and she said we should stop. She said that if I give a guy a blow job and swallow, eventually the protein from his sperm will mix with mine and cause an infection in my balls. Is that true?

Could I still be at risk for HIV even if my partner isn’t infected?

I’m gay and I like having oral sex with my friend. But I heard that oral sex can be risky for getting HIV/AIDS. My partner is free from these diseases…do I have anything to worry about?