[Question #6387] STD and oral timeframe and risk

16 months ago
Another oral sex  question, but just want opinion..and maybe relax some..
Received 10 second unprotected oral sex from ASW....followed by covered vigorous covered oral with condom..also had some kissing and received brief licking of anal area..did not see any sores on ASW lips/ mouth.

Next day general constant light pain mostly in midpoint of penis...no other issues ( yet) does not seem aggravated by urination...no discharge/ blood.

1. Should I get tested due to brief unprotected acts? Is 24ish hours too soon for symptoms?
2. Any legitimate risk I need to worry about before can I resume sex with girlfriend ..
3. Possible causes of the pain long shaft/ uerthra?

Thank you from another dude with a lapse in judgment 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
16 months ago

Welcome to our Forum. I'll be glad to comment.  This was a low risk event and nothing you have said at this point suggests cause for concern.  Certainly STIs such as gonorrhea and even chlamydia are occasionally transmitted through receipt of oral sex, the brief duration of your unprotected exposure make acquisition of infection, even if your partner was infected (most people, even most CSWs, do not have oral infection), quite unlikely.  In answer to your specific questions:

1. Should I get tested due to brief unprotected acts? Is 24ish hours too soon for symptoms?
Infection is theoretically possible but unlikely.  The best way to be completely sure that you are not infected is to get a urine test.  I anticipate that if you choose to test, the test will be negative.
The symptoms of STIs would not occur just 24 and rarely even 48 ours after an exposure. 

2. Any legitimate risk I need to worry about before can I resume sex with girlfriend ..
Please see my comments above.  The risk if very low but not zero.

3. Possible causes of the pain long shaft/ urethra
You described the sex as vigorous.  The discomfort you mention may represent abrasion or other trauma.  If this is the case, I anticipate that if you keep your hands off your penis, the discomfort will improve over the next day or so.

I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to follow-up if anything I've said is unclear.  EWH


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15 months ago

Dr H thx...update so far....

The discomfort improved after a couple of days and was mostly gone..resumed sexual activity at about day  5 for 2 days...

Surprisingly the pain in the area surrounding the urethra (midpoint to base of penis) then returned at about the same or higher level to include sometimes making it to upper part of testicles and my perineum area ..there is still no discharge, redness, blisters, or  increased pain during urination..It  just hurts in general sometimes at a fairly high level.


I have gone  ahead and made an appointment with my GP in 2 days, but am a little bit frustrated at the pain level and that it has returned .


I figure I would just ask in the absence of any other symptoms,( ie discharge, burning when peeing, etc) would the pain alone be worrisome for Gonorrhea???

 It seems like this would be the only thing that could even be possible given the very brief nature of the oral to genital and oral to anal contact...


Thx and will update after results from GP

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
15 months ago
I don't have a good explanation for the discomfort that you have described.  It is not clear to me whether or not the discomfort is present on urination or not.  At this time, I would think that getting a urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia will be helpful.  EWH
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