Fluid bonding

Fluid bonding is the practice of sexual partners who explicitly choose to expose themselves to each other's bodily fluids.

The usual motivating factor is greater enjoyment of sex without barriers, latex or otherwise. Since fluid exposure is a conduit for STDs, by taking part in fluid bonding, participants are effectively trusting their sexual partners with their health. Ruling out sex or requiring strict protective behavior with any third partners is a common strategy for safety. The risks of belonging to a fluid-bonded group rise with the size of that group.

Two fluid bonded partners can practice fluid monogamy. Larger groups of people have also taken part in fluid-bonded polyamorous relationships. One approach to fluid bonding is for partners to agree not to exchange fluids with anyone else for six months, then undergo a comprehensive sexually transmitted disease screening. The couple is then free to evaluate any risk that sharing their fluids might entail. Some lovers have been willing to acquire a condition of their long-term partners in order to increase physical intimacy.

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