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Doctor insights on: Can I Catch A Std Without Penile Insertion

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Can I catch a STD without penile insertion?

Can I catch a STD without penile insertion?

Yes: Yes, you can get many types of stds with simple skin-to-skin contact including genital to genital and even hand to genital. One can be infected with an std with simple skin contact or contact with infected body secretions. Penetration is not necessary. ...Read more

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Can I transmit an STD without penile insertion?

Can I transmit an STD without penile insertion?

STD TRANSMISSION: Yes. Depending on the various std's, the phase of the disease and the virulence of the virus or bacteria, you can transmit an std during oral sex or manual contact. ...Read more

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Is anal sex (insertion of penis inside the anus, oral-anal contact) safe? Or is it guaranteed to cause STDs?

Is anal sex (insertion of penis inside the anus, oral-anal contact) safe? Or is it guaranteed to cause STDs?

Half way between: Of course any and all sexual exposures are safe in monogamous, committed relationships in which neither partner has an STD. However, if one partner is infected or at risk for STDs, unprotected anal intercourse is high risk. Oral anal contact (analingus) is pretty safe; the main risk isn't for STDs, but for intestinal infections. OTOH, no sexual contact is "guaranteed" to result in STD. ...Read more

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Can you catch any STD through your penis opening?

Can you catch any STD through your penis opening?

Yes you can: Most stds can be caught that way. It is reason why we advise in favor of condoms in addition to them being used for birth control. ...Read more

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Was showering at planet fitness when the tip of my penis touched the dirty curtain my accident, can I catch HIV or std?

Was showering at planet fitness when the tip of my penis touched the dirty curtain my accident, can I catch HIV or std?

Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you will catch any infection from the incident you mentioned. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/std-symptoms/id00053. ...Read more

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Which STD's can I catch if I liked the shaft of another mans penis while keeping my hand over the head. Also licked the scrotum for less than a sec.

Which STD's can I catch if I liked the shaft of another mans penis while keeping my hand over the head.  Also licked the scrotum for less than a sec.

Doubtful: It is doubtful that you would get an STD from this type of exposure. However, if you have any type of sexual contact, STD's are possible. Use safer sex practices EVERY time- condoms properly applied. Make sure you are also using effective birth control if you don't want to be pregnant at this time. It is better to be prepared! ...Read more

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more