[Question #587] Question for Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield: Herpes from massage by touching outbreak

44 months ago

I got a sensual oil massage from a male in a pretty dark room. As the massage goes, I used my hand to touch his penis, and I felt there were several bumps on his genital area. He used his hand to massage my body and helped me to jerk off for 10 seconds( during the massage he touched his own penis), then I used the hands that I touch his penis to musterbate myself. I asked him what are the red bumps (it touches really tough, and looks really scary) on his genital area, he told me that it was due to musturbating too hard, which sounds totally fake.

1 I would like to know what is my chance to contract Herpes or other stds in such a situation I described
2I m in a stable relationship, should I stop having sex with my partner because of this matter.

3i feel like my situation is very similar to mutual musturbating , and I read some similar posts that you advised people that there was no risk contracting hsv 2 from mutual musturbating. however, my situation is a little bit different considering I literally touched his red bumps ( assume it is herpes outbreaks), and it is super contagious,do u think I am at low risk just like the other mutual musturbating situations?

Thank you!

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
44 months ago
I believe that I answered this question for you on my other forum so I'm going to ask Dr. Handsfield or Hook to give their input here so you get your money's worth!

Terri
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44 months ago
Dear Terri,

Thank you so much for your response. Dr Hook already answered me in my another question posted.  As you replied in the westoverheights forum, my risk to contract hsv 2 is minimal but not absent considering there was a little bit "back and forth "during my activities. Could you explain what does this "back and forth" specifically mean, and why my activity is kind of different from a normal mutual masturbation activity which usually brings no risk. Thank you. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
44 months ago
I guess one of my concerns is that you actually felt abnormal bumps on his penis and also that oil was involved.  The bumps could have been an STD (not necessarily herpes) and rubbing them around with oil (viruses die better when they are dry) is a little riskier.  that's all.  I read Dr. Hooks post and we are on the same page.  I think you'll just have to wait and see.  Transmission is definitely not for sure, though!


Terri
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