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A 42-year-old male asked:

can you get hiv by masturbating in toilet?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: HIV comes from direct contact with infectious secretions. It's totally an old wives tale that these germs are harboring on toilet seats, waiting to infect you. That being said, we'd all appreciate if you masturbate in private and not in public restrooms. That strategy should make everyone happier. Totally okay to enjoy yourself, but keep it private - a child could be in the adjoining stall ...

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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can you get hiv by masturbating in toilet? Not sitting in seat, just stay stand up and masturbating.

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Can you get hiv masturbating in toilet? If you sit in the seat or if you're just standing up?

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Your choice: This is an individual choice. What works for one may not work for another.

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