Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that you can get from having sex with someone who has it. Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which can be spread by skin-to-skin contact with the infected area, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. So, yes, you can get herpes from rubbing your dick on a vagina even without penetration … Read Full Answer
I had anal sex with a condom, should I be worried about HIV?
Whether you used internal condoms or external condoms, they are both very effective in preventing HIV and many other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) … Read Full Answer
I had unprotected sex in October and got a UTI a week later. Everything was fine after taking medication. It’s January and I noticed a bump in my pubic area. I’m worried it may be an STD. There is only one bump and it’s on my outer labia.
Having a bump on your genitals can be concerning. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) typically do not cause bumps on the genital area and can have various causes, … Read Full Answer
Does being uncircumcised increase my risk of transferring STBBIs?
Although this data does exist, Canada Paediatric Society does not recommend newborn circumcision to reduce STBBI transmission. Circumcision is not recommended as an HIV prevention method in Canada. There are many other effective ways to reduce and prevent STBBI transmission, and it is not necessary to get circumcised in order to prevent transmission. … Read Full Answer
Is it possible to get infected with two different STIs at the same time?
Yes, it is possible to get infected with more than one sexually transmitted infection (STI) at the same time. Having unprotected or condomless sex with a … Read Full Answer
If my cis straight partner doesn’t wash his dick properly, can it cause an infection and other problems for me???
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not caused by poor hygiene practices but by unprotected sexual contact … Read Full Answer
My friend had lesions on her nose, got it scraped (tested) and it ended up being diagnosed as HSV 2. Never touched her face or had oral, had protected genital intercourse twice (condom). Is there a risk of catching genital herpes? I’m so confused
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common viruses infecting humans. Symptoms can range from none to mild to severe. Although there is no cure for herpes infection, it can be managed with … Read Full Answer
Are hemorrhoids a sexually transmitted disease? I get them occasionally, so do I need to be careful about sex?
Hemorrhoids are not a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with someone who has hemorrhoids … Read Full Answer
If my partner has HIV and we use a condom, what is the risk of getting HIV?
Wearing a condom is a effective tool for preventing transmission of HIV. Studies have found that condoms fail when they break, slip or leak during sex. So wearing condoms … Read Full Answer
Can STIs can be passed even if no one cums?
Yes. Many sexually transmitted infections don’t rely on cum (ejaculate) to pass from person to person, so you can exchange STIs even if no one cums. While it’s true that cum can carry STIs … Read Full Answer
What's the best way to prevent HIV?
Great question, with lots of answers. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to preventing HIV, rather there are many tools that work for many people. When choosing the right option for you … Read Full Answer
I met up with a guy at a bath house. We had an agreement that he would use a condom. He put one on, but afterwards I noticed the condom was removed. What do I do now?
There are a few services you may want to access to check your sexual/physical health and perhaps manage your mental/emotional health … Read Full Answer
I am undetectable but recently found out my bf has trich , will he catch the virus because of the trich?
Thanks for your question. I assume that you are talking about being HIV positive and having an undetectable viral load. Taking your HIV medications as prescribed and maintaining an undetectable … Read Full Answer
Hi I just received oral sex from a prostitute in Hong Kong while on vacation. I used a condom but I am still afraid of STDs. Should I be worried?
It sounds like you took steps to keep yourself and your sexual partner(s) safe in this instance. Correct and consistent use of condoms is a proven safer sex tool that protects from acquiring or passing many sexually transmitted infections … Read Full Answer
Should I clean my sex toys even if I use it only once every few months?
Manufacturers of sex toys recommend cleaning after each use to reduce the chances of microorganisms living on their surfaces. If you are not sharing your sex toy and only using … Read Full Answer
Hi I had an protected encounter with a CSW. After sex I did not check closely the condom state but it looked intact but...
Click “read full question and answer” for more … Read Full Answer
I heard that STIs are on the rise, so does it mean people are not using condoms?
STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are on the rise. STIs are very common and are easily diagnosed, treated and preventable … Read Full Answer
Can people get more than one infection at once?
Condomless sexual contact with a person who has more than one STI, may result in transmission of one, many or none at all … Read Full Answer