[Question #1842] Scared I might have contracted Herpes or Other STIs

42 months ago
Hello, as stated, I visited two escorts who appeared to be middle-age while I'm 23 years old. They performed brief unprotected oral sex on me and I performed brief unprotected oral sex on them. By brief, I mean not longer than 30 seconds each. A different condom was used for penetrative sex between each girl. Afterwards, the girl reassured me that they practice very good hygiene, but my fear of contracting something is not dissipating. I didn't notice any thing wrong with either women as I was performing oral. I'm taking a test tomorrow and if I get positive results for say, herpes, I don't know what I'll do. I live at home and I don't exactly want to explain to my mother that I contracted something by doing something exceptionally stupid. I'm just scared about my chances. I know the test results take a long time to come back, but are my chances for negative results good? I've never had intercourse of any sort prior to this engagement. I just feel so ashamed of myself, but it's been a rough year and my desires got the better of me despite the valiant efforts of my conscience. Thank you for your time.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
42 months ago
What is your sexual history prior to this encounter?  This visit, with your good use of condoms, presents very little risk to you for acquiring herpes.  Have you ever had a cold sore on your lip or in your nose?  Let me know the answer to these questions and I think I will be able to help you more.

Terri
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42 months ago
I had no sexual history prior to this engagement. I don't think I've ever had a cold sore. Also, I know this is off topic but what do you think my risk of getting them pregnant is? I used a different condom for both of them and they used baby wipes to clean themselves afterwards. I only ejaculated with one of them, but once again with a condom on. She told me they weren't on the pill but that I shouldn't worry about pregnancy. They both appeared to be middle-aged and smokers. I'm sorry, my mind is my worst enemy right now.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
42 months ago
I think the chances of pregnancy is zero.  The condom took care of that, you can take that worry of your list.
Since you have had no previous sex partners, this is your only one, I think your chances of acquiring herpes in this situation is just incredibly low and the only risk here realistically would be HSV 1, the cold sore virus, from their mouths.  But if you've had no symptoms, then I'm not concerned about that either - how long ago was this contact?

Terri
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42 months ago
This was this past Saturday and thank you for reassuring me about the pregnancy, I was losing sleep over that one. I was going to say, a sex worker would be even more concerned about pregnancy than I would be, right? I imagine I or she would have noticed a tear in the condom as well. Thank you so much, you've really helped in putting my mind at ease.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
42 months ago
this past Saturday, like just a few days ago or 10 days ago?
Most people who acquire herpes with symptoms will have them within 2-10 days, with 5.5 days being the average.  I seriously don't think you have herpes but this is the time frame when you should observe for sores in the genital or oral area.  I would be stunned if you acquired herpes at this encounter. 
You take care now.

Terri
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