[Question #5751] Do I have an exposure risk?

19 months ago

I have an exposure incident I wanted to get advice on. A couple of days ago I received a massage from a guy. It ended-up with a happy ending. For the most part it was a hand-job with massage lotion. He did use some spit too. Just wondering if I have any risk of viruses or bacterial infections. (he was clothed and no other contact happened - no oral, anal, etc.).

I am a bit of a worrier and just want to know my risk here.

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
19 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Most questions do not get nearly real-time replies, but I was online when your question came in.

Based on your description, this was a zero risk event for any and all STDs. Hand-genital contact is risk free for everything, and saliva is rarely if ever a transmission vehicle. In fact, saliva is toxic to many bacteria and viruses, including those that can be sexually transmitted. And as you suggest yourself, massage of any and all body areas through clothing is risk free.

So no risk, no worries, and no need for testing of any kind.

I hope these comments are helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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