[Question #5765] Herpes from underwear? I'm really scared.

22 months ago
So, to make a long story short i ended up getting with this girl at a party. A lot of things happened but absolutely no sex (i didnt have a condom on me) She instead took off her underwear and started to masturbate me with them on her hand. This was about 3 or 4 weeks ago.
A couple days ago a friend of mine told me she might have herpes so i started to do research on the subject and apparently herpes can't live on objects such as towels, bed sheets or clothes but yet again none of these situations were as specific as my situation. I've been paranoid as wether or not i have Herpes now even though i haven't presented any symptoms yet.
Am i just veing paranoid? Or...do i have herpes now?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
22 months ago
I think you just have lack of knowledge about herpes transmission and are worried.  The good news is that the situation you present has NO risk of acquiring herpes.  And if you were going to develop symptoms, you would do so within 2-10 days of new infection (for which you were not at risk)

Terri
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22 months ago
So even if she did have Herpes then i did not contract it from her doing that?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
22 months ago
Correct, yes.

Terri
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