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safe sexual activity
Jun 6, 2001

It is said that self masturbation is 100 safe.Is Self masturbation in a public toilet 100 safe? Is it possible to become infected by touching the doorknob of a public toilet which may have semen on it and then masturbating and as a result becoming infected? Is this considered a safe sexual activity.

Response from Dr. Little

You cannot contract HIV infection from contact with a public toilet seat. HIV survives very poorly outside the body and contact to intact skin is considered no risk in any event. Take standard approaches to cleanliness and the risk of self masturbation is zero.


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