|to all the worried wells
Apr 8, 2007
Dear Dr. Bob,
Firstly I have to say, that you are a great source of comfort to many people, me being one of them. I am truly sorry to hear of your recent loss but I know by your words life is your comfort.
To my little adventure in guilt:
6 months ago I engaged in mutual masturbation with a female masseuse, sheer lust - which caused regret as it was the first time I was unfaithful to my wife.
Doubt overtook me and I started to worry, not about myself, but the potential risk I may have put my wife at by my indiscretion. Guilt came in one door and rationale and logic promptly crept out the back. Having read your archives I knew I was not at risk to HIV but the what ifs were always in the background.
This week I mustered the courage to get a HIV test after 6 months and today I got the all clear (wohhhhhhhhhoooo!)
To all the other people out there, in a similar situation, Id like to say:
1) Mutual masturbation is not a cause of HIV come on you know it - I know it; 2) Worry causes rationale to leave; 3) If this is you - youre only option at this point (for sanity sake) is to get tested but you will absolutely be negative.
Tonight I am relieved and will sleep the sleep I have not for a while.
Goodnight Dr. Bob keep up your great work!
Worried no more
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your experience and wise advice!
Be well. Stay well.
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