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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

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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Can I get herpes from touching vaginal secretions, not washing hand, and then masturbating with that same hand and hour later?

Can I get herpes from touching vaginal secretions, not washing hand, and then masturbating with that same hand and hour later?

No risk, no worry: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact, and certainly would not be transmissble an hour after contact. Don't worry about it. ...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.
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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

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Can herpes gladiatorum cause/become genital herpes, possibly through masturbation?

Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus. ...Read more

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I had some bruises on my genitals about two days back, but I notice it only comes wen I masturbate a lot, but it don't really hurt could it be herpes?

I had some bruises on my genitals about two days back, but I notice it only comes wen I masturbate a lot, but it don't really hurt could it be herpes?

Not same problem: If you are seeing bruising, it is from excessive "abuse" that is causing local trauma / friction burns. Herpes are erythematous little vessicles, kind of like chicken pox or white heads at first, that then tend to ooze / crust for a while once erupted. If in doubt, you should be examined by a dr / std clinic dr for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dried red spot on the head of my penis. Saw this about 5 days ago, masturbated frequently a week ago, frottage 8 mnths ago. Could this be Herpes?

Dried red spot on the head of my penis. Saw this about 5 days ago, masturbated frequently a week ago, frottage 8 mnths ago. Could this be Herpes?

Yes: Sometimes herpes can present. Without pain. It may look look like a cracked, raw or red area without pain. Although frottage is designed to prevent transmission.genital contact may occur. It does not happen just with masturbationj ...Read more

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Before & after an outbreak of herpes I've had rough leathery skin on the head of my penis. Flakes and peels after masturbation. Raw & red after peelin?

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause symptoms like this. Whether or not you actually have genital herpes, something else is causing the "leathery" appearance, flaking, and peeling. See your doctor, or preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and masturbated then accidentally touched your lips, will it cause oral herpes or how does this work?

According to the: Cdc ' if a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body.' so herpes type ii could be spread to the lip. ...Read more

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After Masturbating I noticed a red spot on the foreskin of my penis what can It be doctor said It was herpes should I go find another doctors answer?

After Masturbating I noticed a red spot on the foreskin of my penis what can It be doctor said It was herpes should I go find another doctors answer?

If it is herpes: You should see little pinpoint blisters on a red base and there should be a tingling, burning, or itching. If not I would see a dermatologist for clear diagnosis ...Read more

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I have oral herpes, I contracted it 2 months ago. Recently during a breakout I used saliva to masturbate with. Am I at risk for genital contraction?

I have oral herpes, I contracted it 2 months ago. Recently during a breakout I used saliva to masturbate with. Am I at risk for genital contraction?

See answer: HSV-type 1 commonly causes fever blisters on the mouth or face (oral herpes), while HSV-type 2 typically affects the genital area (genital herpes). However, both viral types can cause either genital or oral infections. Self-transmission of HSV (auto-inoculation) of HSV to another body part rare and almost entirely limited to initial herpes infection - within few weeks after virus first acquired. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Yes: It is possible to self inoculate. The classic place is on the finger to get what is called a herpetic whitlow, a painful infection on the hand. ...Read more

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I masturbated with saliva - I have two cold sores on my lips. How long would it take for the possible oral herpes to reach genitals?

I masturbated with saliva - I have two cold sores on my lips. How long would it take for the possible oral herpes to reach genitals?

Here are some. ..: If the 2 cold sores in lips is HSV-related, self inoculation may occur after described scenario, but extremely rare. If skin micro-injury from masturbation will allow HSV gaining access to the body to possibly establish its beachhead to replicate, but not always successful due to our natural humoral defense immunity. If no Sx, I would not worry about it; if HSV-related Sx appears, check & test it. ...Read more

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Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Very suspicious: It is indeed very suspicious for a herpetic infection. It is best to go in to doctor and get it checked out as there are anti-viral medications that can be used. However, earlier treatment is better, so don't wait a long time to be seen. ...Read more

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My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?

My girfriend thinks she has caught genital herpes from her last boyfriend. Can I catch it from kissing her on the mouth or masturbating her with my fingers?

Yes: If you have contact with any area that is actively shedding virus you could be infected. The transmission risk can be lowered by the infected partner taking suppresive anti viral medications. ...Read more