[Question #6706] Foot Fetish and STD's

13 months ago
Good Afternoon.

I'll be the first to say that over the past few years I had an irrational fear of Stds/HIV.  So I decided to never put myself in those situations.

Almost 7 weeks ago I kissed and sucked on a strippers feet in Miami, FL.  I masturbated while she touched herself,  No Fluids were ever exchanged.  Felt pretty good and safe about this encounter.  A couple days ago I get a 1 day fever of 102 and now dry cough with phlegm.  My kids have had Strep, RSV, and Bronchiolitis.  So I hope what I have is from them.   Anyways, found an article from STDcheck from 2015 (https://www.stdcheck.com/blog/sex-fetish-std-risk/) said foot fetish can spread syphilis if the one getting their feet kissed, etc.. has rosy colored syphilis rash.    What are your thoughts on this?  I didn't taste/see blood or a rash, but she was darker skinned so I may not have noticed.  

Thanks for the great work yall do.


H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
13 months ago
This is your ninth question, most or all concerning obviously zero risk events. Even though it has been several months, the answers to all your questions have been obvious and the same is true here. You really must get out of the habit of asking about every fear that pops into your head.

The skin rash of syphilis rarely if ever is a source of transmission, except for the rashes that include moist patches in the mouth or genital/anal area. So no risk at all, even if the stripper had syphilis, which statistically was unlikely. And fever alone is not likely due to syphilis, which doesn't cause cough; and you give other obvious explanations for that brief illness.

From one of my replies a few months ago:  "Please note the forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic. This will have to be your last one; future new questions about obviously low risk exposures may not be answered, in which case the posting fee will not be refunded. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, experience shows that continued answers tend to prolong users' anxieties rather than relieving them. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes."

This really must be your last questtion on the forum. Thanks for your understanding.

HHH, MD
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