[Question #2824] nipple sucking with sore

42 months ago
dr hook i asked you a question yesterday and it stop my ocd but today it started again about sucking on a girls nipple if there was a sore on the nipple what std could you get and would the std just be oral or could it travel to the genitals? when i get sick with ocd my abdominal aches until i stop it thanks for the help ive had this for 41 years after my abuse as a kid its awful but im doing my best
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
42 months ago
Thomas.  My sense in reading your current question is that it is a "...what if..." question which is a manifestation of your OCD and is not based on an actual experience or exposure.  As I'm sure you also know, our purpose here is to offer clients personalized, fact-based information regarding STIs and sexual health.  It does not take the place of professional care for OCD.  I will answer this question but future questions of this sort will be deleted without comment and with loss of your payment.  I am not trying to be unkind but am trying to be direct and consistent with the goals of this Forum.

If a person had a sore on their nipple and someone was to suck on the nipple/lesion, the risk for acquiring an STI would depend on what was causing the lesion.  Nipple lesions due to STIs are almost unheard of in the current day but theoretically syphilis or herpes could cause lesions in this location and as such would be potentially infectious.  In the most unlikely circumstance that a lesion STI was transmitted in this way, it would cause a local infection (i.e. of the mouth) and not travel to other parts of the body.

This entire scenario is completely unrealistic and is not something you should be worrying about.  Before you ask, were such a lesion present, it would be most unlikely to not be seen by the person who was sucking on someone's nipple.  EWH
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