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Worried, will donate masterbated in a peep show booth!

May 10, 2006

Dr. Bob:

I masterbated in a peep show booth with a live woman behind glass. There was no physical contact, except with the kleenex provide in the booth. I am still very freaked out that I did it as I am married for 10 years. I don't want to expose my wife to anything. I dont think I had any cuts or open sores on my hands or penis, but cant be sure.

At 7 days I did a urine clamydia and gonnerehea test. Both came back negative. I am contemplating a 1 month PCR and herpes, hep B and Syphillis test.

Am I at risk for anything, especially HIV? I am worried semem or bodily fluids may have been on the doorknob in the booth and than I may have touched myself with it. The place seemed relatively clean, but I am worried sick. Any advice you could provide will be greatly appreciated. Also let me know how I can donate to your very noble cause.

A very worried happily married man

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Very Worried Happily Married Guy,

Dude, relax. I see absolutely no risk from the activity you describe in your post. I do not believe HIV, or any STD, screening is warranted or necessary.

You cannot contract HIV from doorknobs or women (live or otherwise) behind glass!

I believe your only real problem is guilt. I would suggest you level with your wife. It's the best way to confront and conquer your guilt and anxiety over this peep-a-boob incident! HIV (or any STD) is not your problem. No way. No how.

Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the Foundation's Web site,

Stay well.

Dr. Bob

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