[Question #1676] Stripper incident

43 months ago
Hi there, I was in the VIP room this past weekend with a stripper. She fingered herself to orgasm then stuck her finger in my mouth and I licked it. Can I get an STD from this? Very scared about the possibility of gonorrhea of the throat or other diseases. Please advise. Thank you. 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago

Welcome to the Forum.  Your question arrived just before I checked on our site today and so you got an unusually rapid response.  I hope you will find it helpful.  I should warn you at the same time however that our site is not monitored 24/7 but checked several times daily, thus any follow-up may take a few hours.

The exposure that you describe has not placed you at risk for any STI.  The reasons for this are several and include that most STI pathogens become non-infectious soon after exposure to the air and that transfer of genital secretions on a person's finger (or an inanimate object) does not lead to infection because of the mechanical "dilution" effects of such transfers.  This was a no risk event.  There is no need for concern and no reason for testing for and STI.

EWH

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43 months ago
Thank you very much for your response. I feel much better.