[Question #4303] Handjob with massage oil is a risk for hiv ?

29 months ago

Dear Dr,


First of all I would like to say thank you for running such a very, useful site for people who need advices in their health issue, sexual health issues in particular.


I’m from PhnomPenh, Cambodia.


To start with, around 10 days ago, i went to the local oil massage place. It is a fairly expensive place I can tell. The oil massage service costs 20$ for 1 hour. 


The masseuse firstly applied oil onto my back and legs and massage them all. After like 30 minutes, she made me turn over and started massage my front body. And she made me horny. I then told her to give me a handjob. She applied oil onto her palm and start the handjob. She rubbed my penis head and the shaft. She also touched my penis urethra. I was not sure if she had any wound on her finger or her palm. But she had massage with the oil on my body like 30 minutes before the handjob. She was fully clothed and i didn’t do anything except the handjob. I wonder if this is a risk for hiv transmission. Is handjob with the massage oil on her hand a risk for hiv ? Would the oil kill the hiv if the had any cut on her hand or finger ? Is it a no risk ? Do I need to get tested ? I want a peace of mind.


Thank you dr. Have a nice day. God bless you. 

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
29 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Thank you for your confidence in our services.

HIV is never transmitted by hand-genital contact or massage. Without intercourse (direct genital contact, usually with penis inside a vagina or rectum), there is no risk of sexual transmission. I don't know if the oil would have killed the virus or not, but it doesn't matter. With or without oil, and whether or not the masseuse had HIV, there was no chance you could be infected. You do not need testing on account of this event, and if you have a regular partner, you can continue unprotected sex without risk of transmitting HIV.

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

HHH, MD
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29 months ago
Thank you Dr for your prompt reply. I browsed throughly the internet i also your saw your explanation on Medhelp.  That’s very comforting. Dr, is handjob a common safe sex practice people do ? could you please tell me what are the no risk sexual behaviors ? Is handjob included ? Thank in advance. 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
29 months ago
I'm not aware of data on the frequency of hand genital sex, fingering, mutual masturbation, etc but obviously these are extremely common behaviors. Rather than listing all possible sexual practices that are safe, it's simpler to just remind you that without a penis inside a partner's vagina, rectum, or mouth, the risk for HIV and all STDs is zero or close to it. Everything else is safe, like kissing, body rubbing, and so on.---
29 months ago
Thank your for your reply Dr.  umm I don’t get the meaning of  “close to zero”. Could you kindly explain? One last question,  if there were cuts with fresh blood on masseuse’s hands, would it still pose no risk for hiv transmission ?  Thank you so much Dr for your help. God bless you. 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
29 months ago
"Close to zero" means that one can imagine the very slight possibility of STD/HIV transmission, but it has never been known to actually happen. You should consider it zero risk. If you remain worried and continue to pursue such activities, you are free to be tested from time to time for reassurance, even with no significant risk.

Each question comes with two follow-up comments and replies, so that concludes this thread. Thanks again for your confidence in our services. I hope the discussion was helpful.
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