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A 36-year-old member asked:

do people get genital herpes from masturbating?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Absolutely not. I wish every question was as easy to answer.

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A 34-year-old male asked:

Can masturbation cause genital herpes?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: No you have to come in contact with someone who has herpes.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

Can herpes gladiatorum cause/become genital herpes, possibly through masturbation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus.

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