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tinydoll18
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are people still at risk of getting somekind of STD if both (guy and girl) are virgins wich have never been touched in any way by any person, and if they do have sex, they use a condom. they are still at risk?
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When properly using condoms there is very, very little to no risk of STDs, especially if neither person has been sexually active before.

There are a couple STDs that can be transmitted in ways other than sexual intercourse- such as herpes and oral sex, but that is usually only a concern is you're not using condoms or barries during oral sex and you know of having cold sores (oral herpes)

It is still safe to both receive an STD screening before becomign sexually active, but when using a condom properly for all genital contact, there should be no worry and no real risk.


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just a note, we don't think of it much anymore, but many of us are in the age group where HIV+ moms often passed the virus to their kids. These babies were born infected, and now, they're teens and young 20-somethings.

So yeah, let's not assume virginity protects us from disease. If you cared about your mate, wouldn't you want to do everything you could to protect him?

condom=caring

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morganlh85
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You are probably not at risk, however if you have ever used intravenous drugs, gotten a shady ear piercing or tattoo from a non-licensed person, or if your parent(s) have ever had certain types of STDs you could be at risk.
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tinydoll18
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none of my parents have any STD's because they never had any multiple partners when they were young,so other than having diabetes, they are healthy and well I dont do any drugs or have any piercings or tatoos of any kind, neither does my b/f so I was just asking because I never really recieved any kind of sex ed and well best way i've gotten through without getting any diseases is by abstinence, so im not sure how you can and cannot be at risk of getting an STD. Thanks for your help!

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quote:
none of my parents have any STD's because they never had any multiple partners when they were young

Incorrect. There are people who contract STDs from their first sexual partner ever.

Realistically, it's unlikely that you'd have an STD such as HIV from birth and not have been told about it. But there are a number of STDs (like herpes) that can be transmitted non-sexually, and some things like yeast infections than can arise spontaneously and then be transmitted sexually.

So if neither you not your partner has ever been sexually active, that significantly lowers your risk for many STDs, but it doesn't mean your risk is zero.

Really, condoms are a good idea anyway, as back-up contraception if nothing else.


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What is fingering?
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logic_grrl
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"Fingering" is a term for manual sex - stimulating someone's genitals with your fingers.
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But fingering more often - in england at least - refers specifically to inserting finger(s) inside a girl's vagina.
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