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babybear
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If someone with an STD, let's say, touches their penis, then for some reason touches your mouth or lips or anywhere in that region, can you contract the STD? He touched the outside of my undies, too.

My boyfriend just messing around last night because he knows oral/intercourse is off limits so he kept [o god this is embarassing haha] poking me in the tummy with his penis [don't worry - it didn't offend me, i found it quite funny, actually]. Am I at risk? I know all it takes is skin-to-skin contact for some STI's, but he only was poking my tummy/breasts.

He also licked a little portion on my mons pubis - he did not go anywhere near my vulva. Is this okay?

Do you need to wash your sheets if someone with a possible STD slept in your bed and their penis was taken out?


This is going to be my last post about this crap because I have decided if I am going to freak out about even touching my boyfriend I need to abstain from ALL sexual activity, even just touching, until all this gets figured out. Good idea? I think yes! [Big Grin]

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Heather
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Sounds to me like you either need to abstain or just need to sit down and go over what safer sex practices are and use them, okay?

EITHER is a good option, and which is best is only something you can figure out for yourself.

Touching your belly with his penis does not present an STI risk. Neither does licking the mons. Understand that with most STIs, contact to mucous membranes is where risks are posed: the membranes of the genitals, the mouth, eyes.

Per sheet washing, the only STI you really need to worry about with shared linens -- whether someone had sex with you or has a penis or not - is pubic lice. And people who have pubic lice? Whoo boy do they know, because the itching is generally pretty extreme.

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babybear
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Don't worry - after last night, I decided this irrational worrying is just not worth it. I appreciate you guys for putting up with me, but it's time to make a change I would say, or at least seriously discuss with the boy my issue and work things out so that I feel better about the situation..


Thanks for the help, Heather. [Smile]

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So wait, does his touching his penis then somehow his hand was exposed to my mouth... does that count as a risk?
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