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I have hsv 1 and 2. Not sure if both are on the genitals since i have never had a cold sore and i never gotten a viral culture done on a sore. I had someone over for the night. I mention to him i didn't want to have sex but in the morning he tried really hard to turn me on. He wanted to masturbate me so i let him. I am human, he had turn me on even though i told him no a multiple times. I didn't think any harm would come out of it if he just touched me a little bit. He says he washed his hands...
Hi, Thanks for writing. The short answer is: No, you shouldn’t worry. From the encounter you describe it sounds unlikely you would have passed herpes to your partner. The longer answer is: Genital herpes is not generally transmitted to hands. Herpes prefers the tissues around the mouth and genitals, and we do not see herpes on transferred to people’s hands. If your partner touched their... Read Full Answer
I just found out my partner has had unprotected sex with other women. I’ve been having troubles with bacterial vaginosis at times. Could this be related? When I found out, I did have STI testing and he did also.
Hi, Thanks for writing. That can be difficult to hear that your partner is having unprotected sex with other people. It’s great that you both got tested after. In terms of the bacterial vaginosis, it’s unlikely to be affected by your partner’s activities. Bacterial vaginosis is not sexually transmitted, or passed between partners. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria... Read Full Answer
My partner let me know that he’s been paying for sensual massage services with a “happy ending”. What is the STI risk?
Hi, Thanks for your question. Sensual massage is low-risk for STIs. Massage with a “happy ending” can mean different things, but often it means that the person receiving the massage also receives sexual stimulation until they ejaculate (cum). The “happy ending” can be done by hand (“hand job”) or mouth (oral sex or “blow job”). If the “happy ending” is done by hand, then it is very low-risk... Read Full Answer
what age can i have sex???
Hi, Thanks for writing! The age at which people have sex is different for every individual. There are a few different things to consider when answering your question: Youth age 12 can have sex with other youth age 12-14 Youth age 13 can have sex with other youth age 13-15 Youth age 14 can have sex with other youth age 14-18 Youth age 15 can have sex with other youth age 15-19... Read Full Answer
My boyfriend who I’ve been dating for 5 months gave me genital HSV 1. I’m now scared to let him preform oral sex on me again because I worry it will cause an outbreak. Is it safe for him to preform oral sex on me if we both don’t or haven’t had any outbreaks in awhile? Will it cause one? Thanks
Hi, Thanks for writing. HSV can be confusing for lots of people, and it can feel scary too! If you both have HSV-1, then you cannot pass it to each other. Once a person has been exposed to HSV-1, their body will create “antibodies” for HSV-1, which will protect that person from getting it again. So, since you've been exposed to HSV-1, he cannot give it to you again. And having more oral sex... Read Full Answer