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hangnail in anus

Mar 25, 2002

I lubed a gay mans anus with lube,I had my finger in his rectum for about 15-30 seconds,I had a very small hangnail on my cuticle,which IM very sure was not bleeding,but paranoid because there was no scab,just a small crack. whats your opinion!

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It is highly unlikely that you would be infected with HIV or other STDs when inserting your finger into your partner's rectum. Unless you have infected fluids coming into contact with a fresh wound, your risk for infection is practically nonexistent. It might be best to avoid fingering your partner when you have a hangnail, as that could cause minor injury/bleeding in your partner's rectum, which could increase your risk if you had a mucosal exposure to his blood.


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