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can you get an std from having unprotected sex in the pool?

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Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Unprotected sex anywhere puts you at risk for STD. The chemicals in the pool does not offer protection.
Answered on Oct 30, 2014
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
It's who, not where: It's who you have sex with that matters, not where it happens. Doing it in a pool doesn't either raise or lower STD risk. Assuming this is a new or unknown partner, it's really dumb to be having sex without a condom.
Answered on Jun 18, 2017

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