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Is hepatitis C a risk factor with sharing sex toys?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: If contaminated

Hep c is spread by blood contamination, mostly through IV drug use, nasal drug use (shared "coke spoons"), tattoos that don't use sterile needles and sterile ink for each customer. Less commonly sexually transmitted.
Potential risk for shared implements including razor blades, barber razors, manicure sets, and sex toys too (depending on where they went, who shared them, bleeding, etc).

In brief: If contaminated

Hep c is spread by blood contamination, mostly through IV drug use, nasal drug use (shared "coke spoons"), tattoos that don't use sterile needles and sterile ink for each customer. Less commonly sexually transmitted.
Potential risk for shared implements including razor blades, barber razors, manicure sets, and sex toys too (depending on where they went, who shared them, bleeding, etc).
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Doubtful

The question of sexual transmission of hepatitis c has never been satisfactorily answered.
The probability is that if sexual transmission is possible it involves direct intimate contact, and not through inanimate objects. On the other hand if any bleeding is involved with the use of these sex toys, it is conceivable that it may be transmitted, but doubt it is likely.

In brief: Doubtful

The question of sexual transmission of hepatitis c has never been satisfactorily answered.
The probability is that if sexual transmission is possible it involves direct intimate contact, and not through inanimate objects. On the other hand if any bleeding is involved with the use of these sex toys, it is conceivable that it may be transmitted, but doubt it is likely.
Dr. Martin Raff
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