A 16-year-old male asked:
i masturbated using spit(saliva) as a lube. is this ok? i've read answers on here saying using spit can lead to hpv or gonnorrhea.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Saliva: This will not transmit sexually transmitted diseases even if you are using somebody else's saliva as a lubricant. In order to get an STD you must get it from somebody other than yourself, and saliva generally inactivates most organisms because of the enzymes it contains.
Answered on Oct 29, 2020
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