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Is it possible to give myself herpes from masturbating?

Is it possible to give myself herpes from masturbating?

No: The herpes virus is spread by contact, usually skin to skin. There is a very slim chance if contracting the virus from sex toys that have not been cleaned and have fresh mucous on them, such as with mutual masturbation, but otherwise no. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can you get herpes from masturbating?

Can you get herpes from masturbating?

Nope: Infectious diseases don't materialize out of nothing; you have to catch the germ. You can't catch herpes or any STD except by sex with an infected person. I wonder if you have emotional issues about masturbation, even though it is an entirely normal practice enjoyed by almost everyone. Maybe you would benefit from professional counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes from masturbating?

Is it possible to get herpes from masturbating?

No: No, unless you're masturbating with someone else who has herpes. You can't catch any infectious disease from yourself. ...Read more

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Can i get herpes from masturbating in the shower?

No: Herpes is spread from person to person through sexual contact. If you do not have herpes to start with you cannot get it from masturbating. If you already have herpes, theoretically, you can spread it to yourself. ...Read more

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I masturbate at least 13-15 times a day but will i get like penis herpes or something will it not work anymore?

I masturbate at least 13-15 times a day but will i get like penis herpes or something will it not work anymore?

This is excessive: If you have no contact with herpes - you will not get herpes from masturbating. You may become raw from excessive friction. Spending this much time masturbating means you will likely miss out on other activities - like interactions with other people, sports, etc. ...Read more

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Masturbating with saliva about 16 hours after i shared a drink with someone who has herpes, anything bad can happen?

Masturbating with saliva about 16 hours after i shared a drink with someone who has herpes, anything bad can happen?

Contagious: Herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the cold sore or genital area in herpes 2. If a person shedding the virus and with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause genital herpes?

No: No you have to come in contact with someone who has herpes. ...Read more

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Red dot found in the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Had frottage 7-8 months ago. Masturbated frequently a week ago. Could this be Herpes?

Red dot found in the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Had frottage 7-8 months ago. Masturbated frequently a week ago. Could this be Herpes?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And, frottage can easily transmit herpes which can stay dormant for YEARS then pop out. BUT 1) first appearance tends to be within 2 week of infection, 2) tends to be multple fluid filled blisters 3) tends to be painful warts on the other hand.....take time to pop out, are hard, solid, painless. cannot say in your particular case ...Read more