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spreading of infection

Jun 26, 2007

Hello, hope this question doesn't sound stupid. When I go to the toilet I am afraid to touch the flush button in case semen on my finger may get on it and maybe a woman will touch it and get pregnant if she puts her finger in her vagina. Or maybe get an infection, hopefully not HIV, or something. The same thing happens when I do laundry and come in contact with used underwear. I feel I need to wash my hands immediately afterwards fearing I may contaminate someone else's hands with the semen that may have been in my underwear. So, my question is, anytime I touch my dirty laundry, go urinate, or come in contact with my private parts while sleeping, my hands may have some semen on them. If afterwards I touch a doorknob, a car wheel, or a toilet flush, is there a danger that my semen may spread there? If so, if a woman touches that and than it ends up in her vagina, could she get pregnant or infected?

Response from Dr. Frascino


The pregnancy or STD risk is nonexistent. Your need for psychiatric/psychological help in confronting irrational fears is, on the other hand, very existent indeed.

Dr. Bob

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