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Sedi Tlugvi
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Is it possible to contract an STD from your partner if he is a virgin in all areas of sexual activity? Must you be truly sexually active to contract an STD?

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Heather
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Yes, it is possible, with some STIs.

For many, intimate sexual contact or genital contact needs take place in most instances. But for some STIs that isn't the case: for instance, both pubic lice and HPV-I are very prevalent in youth and no sexual contact is required.

(And of course,transmitting an STI should be as much of a concern as contracting one, so per usual, safer sex practices, icluding latex barriers AND testing, are always advised for at least the first six months of a sexual partnership.)


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STD's like HIV/AIDS can be transmitted by the parents to the child which the child can transmit without having had any sexual activity of their own. im not sure if any other STD's are the same
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Sedi Tlugvi
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quote:
Originally posted by Miz Scarlet:
But for some STIs that isn't the case: for instance, both pubic lice and HPV-I are very prevalent in youth and no sexual contact is required.


HPV-I? Genital Warts? I was under the impression that direct genital contact had to occur to contract this STD.


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Heather
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Bad typo! Bad, bad!

HSV. Oral herpes, which can then be passed orally or genitally.

Sorry for the confusion.


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Sedi Tlugvi
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Think nothing of it =) Though I was rather confused, lol.

Are oral herpes just regular cold sores, or blisters as they appear in genital herpes?


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Cold sores are, in fact, oral herpes.
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