Joshuah insists unprotected anal sex is safe for tops, admits to drug use

One of Big Brother 9‘s resident morons, Joshuah, recently announced to other houseguests that it’s impossible to contract HIV during anal sex if you’re penetrating someone else, even if you’re unprotected.

Joshuah admits to having unprotected anal sex with his boyfriend, and says, “I do bareback with my boyfriend now, but we’ve both been tested for HIV and we’re both negative, so we’re cool. I only do that with my boyfriends, only do bareback. I won’t do it on a one-night stand, that’s too risky. If you’re a top, it’s okay, because you’re fucking a bottom, you can’t really get HIV from being a top because you’re penetrating them.” James points out that “you can still get genital warts” and other diseases, and Josh agrees.

For the record, it is possible to contract HIV regardless of one’s role during anal sex; the CDC says while “the person receiving the semen is at greater risk of getting HIV because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter the body during anal sex[,] … a person who inserts his penis into an infected partner also is at risk because HIV can enter through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis.”

Josh also discusses anal drug use, saying that “coke on a dick, basically numbs your hole, just like it numbs your gums.” He also says inserting drugs anally is a good way to get high fast. “The reason why HIV is so easily spread is you butthole or your area it’s just straight blood vessels … so anything that’s in there is absorbed immediately. … Any kind of drug, put a tab up there, you don’t have to wait 30 minutes to an hour,” he said.

In response to Josh’s discussion, Queer Click published a photo of Josh snorting white powder off of a key; the site says the picture “shows a younger Josh snorting ‘K.'”

Perhaps the most amusing part of the discussion, though, is gay porn star James, who asks Josh, “Have you ever anally orgasmed? It’s intense!” He also says, “You gotta watch how much lube you put in, too, man, like, if you put way too much it becomes a very disgusting situation.” In addition, Chelsia says, “I’ve never done coke in the ass,” and James replies, “We’re going to do that when we get out.”

BB9 – Josh’s Sex Life – Too Much Info – Mar 3 – 451pm BBT [YouTube]
Can I get HIV from anal sex? [CDC]
Big Brother’s Joshuah on Bareback Anal Sex and Drugs [Queer Click]

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