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Author Topic: Risks from vaginal fingering and handjob  (Read 419 times)

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Offline Sudarshan80

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Risks from vaginal fingering and handjob
« on: November 03, 2019, 04:54:20 pm »
Hi
I had a couple of days back visited a massage parlour for an erotic massage. The activity that we engaged in was that the masseuses gave a hand job me to climax. Also I indulged in fingering the masseuse for a period of around 10 minutes. All the while the room was dimly lit. So I could not check for any cuts or abrasions on her hands.
Also I am not sure if I had any blood or vaginal on my fingers due to dim light. Thereafter I washed my hands without checking for blood on them.
Although I cannot recall any apparent cuts on my fingers I just am not sure as I have of habit of chewing my nails and skin around them. My fingers are a little sensitive due to this habit of mine.

Did I expose myself to any kind of risk in relation to HIV or other STD and do I need any testing.

Thank you for your patience and support extended.

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Re: Risks from vaginal fingering and handjob
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 05:09:16 pm »
Hiya

I read your post three times. Nothing you mentioned was an HiV risk whatsoever, relax and move on with your life!

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

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Re: Risks from vaginal fingering and handjob
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 05:16:07 pm »
Thanks for your reply.
So basically I am in the clear and need no testing
Regards

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Re: Risks from vaginal fingering and handjob
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 09:47:49 pm »
Hi
I don’t want to be repetitive and argumentative in any manner whatsoever. Just that I have read on some websites that the exposure that I have mentioned might be a route of infection although unlikely if skin integrity is damaged or broken.
Have you ever come across or heard of such a situation leading to infection in the manner stated above.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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Re: Risks from vaginal fingering and handjob
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 11:47:01 pm »
Hiya,

Despite scrapes, and day to day cuts etc there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering, you will not be the worlds first either, it simply lacks route.

If you had cut the end of your finger off or had wounds requiring urgent medical care and fingered her with the stomp instead of seeking urgent medical care, I would say you had a theoretical risk at best however still no need to run out and test.

Regarding the handjob concern, I doubt you were covered in blood and day to day scrapes & cuts are not exposures also HIV is incredibly fragile, once exposed outside the environment of the body, small changes in temperature, pH/moisture levels and exposure to air, all damage the receptors needed to infect human cells, leaving the virus unable to infect.

Nothing you mentioned was an HIV risk so unless you have had other sexual encounters that might pose a risk I see no reason for concern. Move on with your life!
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