[Question #1402] Will I get HERPES this way?

46 months ago
I'm a Male Age 24.
My boyfriend was masturbating while I was just watching.
Then after ejaculation was done he came to me and he slipped his finger which had semen particles in my mouth.
Will i get Herpes this way?
He shows no symptoms.
46 months ago
I also performed oral sex a few times when he was wearing underwear.  
we used condom for penetration.
Can STI get through underwear oral sex? 
I just met him and don't know about his STI status. So I'm concerned.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
46 months ago
No, you cannot get an STI from giving oral sex to  someone wearing underwear.  And also you are not going to get herpes from someone putting their finger in your mouth with some semen on the finger.  It turns out that semen is not at all a good carrier of virus plus you need a significant amount of virus to infect an adult.  If you plan to become more closely intimate with your boyfriend, you might consider both getting STI tested so you don't need to be quite so concerned about this.  However, as you know, that only works if neither of you has sex with anyone else after testing. 

Thanks for your question, and if you have one more post with questions, do let me know, OK?

Terri
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46 months ago
One more Question left Ma'am,
Is there risk of any other STI (other than herpes) if I performed Oral sex through his underwear ( he didn’t ejaculate) ?
Thank you for your replies and advice.
46 months ago
Sorry Correction
This was the Question
 is there any Risk of any other STI (other than herpes) if his semen was transferred from his finger to my mouth?
Thank You for your replies and advice Ma'am really helpful.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
46 months ago
There is no risk of any STI from performing oral sex through underwear not is there any real risk of another STI from  the finger to mouth contact, nope, I believe you are in the clear!

Terri
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46 months ago
So Can STI Virus only spread through direct contact and not from semen on hands to mouth?  thanks for the answers.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
46 months ago
I guess that I cannot 100% rule out you acquiring an STI from the situation that you describe for example, if most of what you though was semen was gonorrhea discharge, for example, but that seems totally far fetched to me and borders on impossible.  People who come here often want 100% reassurance about this or that and we can't honestly give that but we can say, for example in this situation, the odds are probably one in a million that this would transmit an STI

Terri
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