[Question #723] Peace of mind (2nd post)

55 months ago
Hello,
This is my second post on this website. Mrs Warren was kind enough to reply promptly to my first query. It was related to a erotic/sensual massage that I received around 25 days ago, lady was nude and she masturbated me as well as massaging me using her breast and hands. 10 days ago I developed a rash on both my inner thighs, a few days ago I went to my doctor and they indicated it is fungus related and I was given a cream, the reason why I am still panicking is because I have never experienced this rash before and I am concerned I could pass something to my current partner. I was unaware that there could be (maybe exaggerating) the possibility of herpes with a sensual massage but looking online it seems like a possibility. My query is should I be concerned that I could pass something to my partner? The itch around my generals and inner thighs is what keeps me concerns since I have never experienced this before.
Thanks 
Tomas 
55 months ago
I think my question may have been missed. I would appreciate any feedback. Many thanks 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
55 months ago
Tomas, are you asking for one of the other experts to respond?  This came up as a herpes question and I let it go.  I'll answer this and then if you wanted an opinion from one of the other experts, you can tell me, OK?
A groin rash, caused by a fungus, is very common and is not considered a sexually transmitted infection at all.  We see a ton of it in the summer particularly.  It was good that you had this professional evaluated for more certainty about the diagnosis.
I am absolutely certain that neither Dr. Hook nor Dr. Handsfield would consider your sexual exposure to present a risk for HSV infection.

Terri
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55 months ago
Dear Mrs Warren,
Many thanks for your response. I was expecting your response or anyone else. I appreciate your feedback and I felt relief but still get some moments where I think it may have been missed by the doctor. I understand my exposure was not a cause for concern and I should let it go but as anxiety kicks in it is difficult. My understanding is that skin to skin contact is unlikely to transmit an std but still possible but then I find websites as well as your last comment indicating that masturbation or an erotic massage without any intercourse (oral, anal or vaginal) is considered safe sex. 
Thanks,
Tomas 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
55 months ago
Yes, masturbation without any anal or vaginal or oral contact is considered safe sex - you did it perfectly to avoid risk of an STI.  Anxiety is hard to relax sometimes  - and the passage of time usually helps with that.  Also reminding yourself of your reading is good through out the day - imagine me saying to you repeatedly, "Tomas, there was no risk there.  You can  relax now".

Best
Terri
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55 months ago
As usual your comments are helpful. I hope I can put this behind me now. Many thanks for taking the time to reply to me.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
55 months ago
Of course, Tomas, happy to help.

Terri
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