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Can a girl get an infection from masturbation?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on variables: The process involves a variable amount of friction or trauma and can involve foreign objects. Any trauma can introduce surface germs into openings in the skin caused by the trauma, or push germs into the bladder through the short urethra.The toys may be contaminated by potentially harmful germs.Cleaning toys and rinsing after sessions can reduce the problems associated with the activity.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you get infections from masturbating?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Generally NO: With normal hygiene one should not get an infection due to masturbatory practices. If you are male, it would be very difficult unless you were using some very unusual technique. If you are female, then it may be easier if you are manipulating the urethral opening or have very vigorous masturbation and again depending on how you are masturbating. If you have a concern for infection, see pcp.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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