I received the following ask yesterday:
Can you explain your theory on Tops being less prone to get HIV/AIDS? I want to say that makes no sense but giving your experience in butt play versus mine, I'd like to believe you're right. I started watching gangbang vids after I read this and you can almost feel the AIDS forming in those fags assholes. I just feel like those tops would catch whatever is spread.
I would love to explain it. First, let’s look at some transmission stats:
“Receptive anal intercourse (the bottom) with a partner who is HIV-positive is the sex act that’s most likely to transmit the virus. For every 10,000 instances of receptive anal intercourse with a partner who has HIV, the virus is likely to be transmitted 138 times.
Insertive anal intercourse (the Top) poses a lower risk, with 11 transmissions per 10,000 exposures. All forms of oral sex are considered low risk. Biting, spitting, throwing bodily fluids, and sharing sex toys all have such a low risk of transmission that the CDCTrusted Source considers the risk ‘negligible.’” (citation)
As the above statistics show (and 40 years of science have proven), HIV is an extremely difficult virus to cause seropositivity. It’s a very fragile virus, destroyed easily by saliva and stomach acid. It also doesn’t remain viable very long outside the human body.
But look at the statistics for exclusive Tops – just ELEVEN transmissions of seropositivity out of 10,000 exposures! And who knows if that’s even accurate; Men can say they’ve never bottomed (thereby being classified as exclusively Top), but nobody can be sure if they’re telling the truth.
The point is that it requires massive amounts of viral exposure for the virus to get a foothold in the human body. That’s why oral sex isn’t even considered a risk factor, because the virus in the semen is destroyed so easily. A person generally needs a massive dose of infected semen (and perhaps many times) to become seropositive.
Now think about the sex act for a moment. Men who do the fucking (i.e. Tops) get very little exposure to bodily fluids entering their bodies. Sure, sex is often wet and messy, but all of that takes place on the outside of the Man’s body. And during ejaculation, the force of the cumshot expels fluid outward, not inward.
So that’s why I say that Tops have virtually zero risk of HIV infection from barebacking. All of that risk is carried by the bottoms or females getting fucked.
P.S. That doesn’t mean a Man can’t get BACTERIAL infections from inserting their penises into infected vaginas, mouths, or assholes. Bacteria are much hardier organisms, and they can penetrate the membranes of the penis with greater ease than HIV particles.
I hope this clears things up a bit.