|Can I catch HIV from myself?
Jun 4, 2004
I am a frequent masturbater, and I am worried about if I could catch HIV from my own semen getting in my blood. Is this possible?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Oh my, my, my. Where did you ever come up with that idea? I'll bet you're a graduate of one of those "abstinence only" sex education courses Bush and Ashcroft are so fond of, right?
Listen up, guy. HIV is a virus that you can catch only from someone else who already has it, if you have unsafe sex with him or her. You can't give it to yourself anymore than a woman can make herself pregnant. (It requires a sex partner, or at least a turkey baster and sperm bank.) So don't worry about wanking the wiener . . . . You can't catch STDs (including HIV) from yourself. Oh, and before you ask, you won't go blind either, no matter what your mother says.
Stay well you sticky fingered horndog.
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