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Can you get crabs from a infected sex toy? i use somebody sex toy but i masturbate with my panties on so the sex toy didn't touch me it touch the outside of my panties...can i still i get it?

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes : Yes you can. Crabs are highly contagious and seem to find their way to pubic hair when close by. You can look for the crabs near on your pubic area, or the eggs. You may see small white dots or you may actually see them moving. Also you may have intense itching please see your doctor for treatment if necessary or consult your pharmacist for over the counter treatments. Best of luck.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. There can also be vector transmission via contaminated towels, sheets or clothes.

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