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Can you get stds from sharing soaps?

Can you get stds from sharing soaps?

No, but...: No is the real-life answer. That's because although there's a finite theoretical risk everywhere on Earth... we in real-life don't worry about catching sexually transmitted diseases from soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, etc. To be safest in public bathrooms, one can rinse off after touching soap dispensers or faucet handles, dry hands with a paper towel, grab the door handle with the towel. ...Read more

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 genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?

Unlikely method: Hpv virus need body to body contact , unlikely to survive on soap , and body wash bottle , using wet towel immediately may be. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from sharing a bath towel that hasnt been used in a week?

Can you get an STD from sharing a bath towel that hasnt been used in a week?

No risk, no worries: They call them sexually transmitted for a reason: you don't get them without sex. STDs are not just infections that involve the genitals; the bacteria and virues that cause them evolved to require sex for tranmission. They are not transmitted by towels, toilets, etc. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can I get an std from sharing drinks with someone who had blood in their mouth or has given oral sex?

Can I get an std from sharing drinks with someone who had blood in their mouth or has given oral sex?

Here are some...: People contract infection at exposing to causative bacteria if the natural barrier - skin &/ or mucosa is broken. Active bleeding indicated such breaking and oral sex may induce invisible micro-injury, leading to contracting infection, but not necessarily developing disease depending personal humoral immunity. Exampes: HPW, chlamydia, etc. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Can you get STD by sharing a towel ?

Can you get STD by sharing a towel
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No: It would be very unlikely to get an std from sharing a towel, although some bacteria and viruses can live on objects for at least a short time. ...Read more

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Can I get an STD by sharing a cigarette?

Can I get an STD by sharing a cigarette?

NO: Generally speaking, no. But if the person you share cigarette has cold blisters on his/her lips or anywhere in the mouth, (herpes infection (type1), you can get herpes from the person. ...Read more

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Can I get STDs from sharing fries with hands with someone who has STDs?

Can I get STDs from sharing fries with hands with someone who has STDs?

No, but...: No is the real-life answer. That's because although there's a finite theoretical risk everywhere on Earth... we in real-life don't worry about catching sexually transmitted diseases from French fries, hash browns, baked potatoes, or other similar foods. It's actually good to share fries because one order of fries is usually too much (too much unhealthy food) for a single person to eat at one time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a STD from sharing a bathing suit when either 2 girls have any stds?

Is it possible to get a STD from sharing a bathing suit when either 2 girls have any stds?

Ick!!: If you wash the garment appropriately you should not worry about acquiring anything. But just the thought of lice, wart virus, scabies, worms to name a few really turns the old ick factor way up. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling next on both inner side of my vaginia when i get out the shower it looks like dried soap i was checked 3/30 no std?

My skin is peeling next on both inner side of my vaginia when i get out the shower it looks like dried soap i was checked 3/30 no std?

Local reaction: Have you changed soaps? Different condoms? It sounds like a local topical reaction to something. See if you can't determine what might be "different", and causing your symptoms. See your physician if the symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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I hugged a prostitute and her sweat touched y neck. I dont have any open sores, or injury or any blood contqct with her.can i get std? I took a shower within half an hour and cleaned the area with water and soap

I hugged a prostitute and her sweat touched y neck. I dont have any open sores, or injury or any blood contqct with her.can i get std? I took a shower within half an hour and cleaned the area with water and soap

Not at all likely: If that was truly your only contact and no other and the other individual indeed had no transmissible STD's then (not all sex workers are infected) it is not likely that you would contract an STD that way. Why don't you seek a safer form for your sexual outlet-I.e. Seek a true life partner, not just a sexual outlet, not easy but much more satisfying and worthwhile. Good luck. ...Read more

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I went to Portugal. Some restrooms didn't have soap.I could only wash my hands with water in 2 restrooms.What diseases can I get?Hep A,B,C? HIV? STD?

I went to Portugal. Some restrooms didn't have soap.I could only wash my hands with water in 2 restrooms.What diseases can I get?Hep A,B,C? HIV? STD?

Traveling the world: One gets to use countless public toilets when traveling the world. The good thing is, one gets to see and experience the world with her own eyes. The bad thing is, one can catch almost anything and everything from public restrooms. Hand-washing (thoroughly) with water should be adequate, but carrying alcohol hand-gel during travels will add a layer of safety. Luck plays a part, too. ...Read more

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Could I have STD from sharing lipstick?

Could I have STD from sharing lipstick?

Herpes simplex: There is a possibility of passing the herpes virus (Herpes simplex, aka cold sores, fever blisters...) via sharing of cosmetics (lipstick, lip balm, etc.). ...Read more

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Can herpes or any other STD spread by sharing a pipe? I smoked a bowl of weed with a kid and found out after he had herpes. Should i be concerned?

Can herpes or any other STD spread by sharing a pipe? I smoked a bowl of weed with a kid and found out after he had herpes. Should i be concerned?

Swapping saliva?: Any activity that can involve the exchange of saliva can potentially spread an std. Conditions have to be "right, " though. For example, the one person would have to have a lesion which is shedding the herpes virus, and the other person would have to have a portal of entry for the virus. I'm guessing your risk here is low, but couldn't say with certainty. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can STDs be transmitted through sharing underwear?

Can STDs be transmitted through sharing underwear?

No : Stds are passed by having sex whether its oral, vaginal or anal sex. They are not passed by clothing or casual contact. Why are you wearing someone's underwear though? ...Read more

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Can STDs be spread from sharing eating utensils with people while eating?

Seems unlikely: I've suggested that gonorrhea (like other diseases) might be transmitted from an adult to a child in a hot tub -- gonorrhea and chlamydia can infect the eye in an unhalogenated swimming pool -- and it seems remotely possible that gonorrhea might travel on a fork. It would be hard to prove that this was all that happened, and nobody's going to conduct a formal experiment. Wonder why you ask. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more