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Can I catch a STD without penile insertion?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Yes

Oral transmission and contact with open lesions are possible.
Sex play often gets sex fluids in right locations for transmission (and pregnancy) risk. Use caution. If concerned, get tested.

In brief: Yes

Oral transmission and contact with open lesions are possible.
Sex play often gets sex fluids in right locations for transmission (and pregnancy) risk. Use caution. If concerned, get tested.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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