[Question #1722] STDs spread via woman fingering herself then touching my dick?

43 months ago
Thanks for any information you provide. I am not currently experiencing symptoms.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago
Welcome to our Forum.  I'll be glad to comment,  The actions that you describe all fall into the general category of masturbation and even though your partner may have masturbated herself before she did so for you, this is still safe sex with no risk for STIs of any sort.  The bacteria and viruses that are sexually transmitted are not easily transmitted and become non-infectious when in contact with the air.  Thus even in situations of mutual masturbation in which one person's genital secretions are transferred from person to person on the hands or through rubbing there is no risk for STIs, including HIV.  You have nothing to worry about if this is your only contact and do not need testing.  EWH
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43 months ago
Thanks for your reply. 

How about the Hepatitis viruses. For example, doesn't Hep C live on surfaces for up to 16 hours? And if true, I assume the other Heps also have the same ability.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago
You are correct that several studies have shown that hepatitis virus can live outside of the body for several days but living outside the body is not the same thing as causing infection.  Hepatitis infections are not spread by touching infected surfaces including hugging, kissing or rubbings.  the contact you describe did not put you at risk for any hepatitis.  EWH
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