[Question #4161] Any sti risk?

32 months ago
Hi, about two weeks ago I went to bachelor party and there was a stripper there. She, and I let her, grind her crotch on my face for a few minutes? I didn't not open my mouth or perform oral on her but I'm concerned that I could have been exposed to an sti of any kind because my face/nose and lips was all  in her crotch.  My face has been itchy and tingling but I don't have any other symptoms. Should I be concerned or get tested?
32 months ago
Just to add to this I forgot to mention that she was not naked. She had a thong on, either bikini or panties.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
32 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your confidence in our services. 

You are at no significant risk at all for any STD. No STDs ever are transmitted through clothing. The only part of your experience that comes close to a slight risk is the oral contact with her genital area, but no risk at all if the exposure was only through the fabric of her scant clothing. Even if there were slight direct genital contact of your lips at the edge of the thong or panties, there would be no measurable risk. Finally, no STDs cause itching as the main or only symptom.

So the answer to your closing question is no. You should not be concerned and do not need testing for any STD.

I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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32 months ago
Ok thanks for the reply. It was a stupid thing to do and it would kill me if my gf caught anything from because of it.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
32 months ago
Truly no risk. Deal with the emotional aspects as you need to (i.e. a regretted sexual decision) but don't worry about any infection consequences. 

Take care and stay safe.
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