[Question #674] Nipple sucking/biting

46 months ago
I was at a bachelor party and the stripper licked and nibbled on my nipple no break in skin.  I know females have ducts.  Do males have the same and does it go to the blood stream.  Any chance of any std?? Syphilis /herpes  or backterial ghonerria chymydia???
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago

Welcome to the Forum.  I'll be pleased to comment. In general, the event you describe carries no meaningful risk for any STI.  STIs are transmitted by direct contact so the important questions here are: Did she have an STI? (most people, even exotic dancers, do not), Did she break the skin (you indicate she did not, therefore there is no risk of anything getting into your bloodstream, therefore no risk of HIV or hepatitis), and could she transmit other STIs.  For the last question the answer is that unless she had a visible sore on her lip, there was no risk.  If there was a sore it might have been a cold sore (herpes type-1 is the virus that causes cold sores) or syphilis (VERY, VERY rare).  No risk at all for gonorrhea or chlamydia since chest and nipple skin does not get infected by these organisms.

Without a break in the skin, there is no risk of anything form her mouth getting into your bloodstream.

My advice is to not worry.  In the very unlikely event that a sore forms at the site of the nibbling, then you should have the sore tested but otherwise I would not sorry and see no need at all for concern or for other testing.

I hope this comment is helpful.  EWH

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46 months ago
What  if there was a break in skin that i didnt notice any chance of any std/sti from the salvia 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago
While there may be a theoretical risk, from a practical standpoint, there would still be no risk.  I urge you not to worry about his.   EWH
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46 months ago
One last question what if it was reverse guy sucking on female breast any chance of std/sti for the female and or guy ..Last question thanks for your anwers
46 months ago
Just wanted to know if the female needs break in skin or are the ducts a way to the blood stream?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago
If an adult was sucking on the breast on the breast of an HIV infected person there would still be no risk of infection. EWH
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46 months ago
So nothing to worry about male or female only if there is break in skin     syphilis or herpes but that is unlikely unless visable sore?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
46 months ago

I think you are overthinking this.  There is no risk for HIV or other STI from the event you described.  Sucking on a partner's nipple or having your nipple sucked by a partner is a virtually no risk event and should not concern you at all whether there is an open lesion or not.

This is the third and somewhat repetitive answer to your question.  Forum guidelines call for us to reply only three times for each question, thus this will be the final reply to this thread.  If you have further questions about the no risk event that you described, you will have to start a new question.  EWH

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