May 15, 2010
Hi There To start off, I LOVE this website - so much useful information - thank you for providing it! I have engaged in a regretable situation. I'm a married guy with two babies at home (only 4 months old). The other night I met a strange man online and then sucked vigorously on his scrotum for 2-3 minutes (never went onto his penis). I looked for sores and lesions, but there were fortunately none on his scrotum. I never went onto his penis at all. Two days later I noticed a number of red spots on the back of my mouth (soft palate) which looked very similar to broken blood vessels. The spots lasted approximately 8-9 days, there was never any pain from the spots or any ulceration. Could I have contracted HIV or another STD (like herpes) through this act?? I am going crazy with worry as I am terrified of infecting my wife and children. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP me!! Do I need to test for STDs as a result of this encounter?? Or were these spots just broken blood vessels??
Response from Dr. Frascino
Scrotum sucking is often referred to as "teabagging;" however, apparently it has little to do with the Glenn Beck-Sarah Palinista wingnut Teabaggers currently screwing up U.S. Politics. Teabagging is not considered an HIV/STD risk. Your "going crazy with worry" most likely has more to do with guilt than anything else. I'd suggest you level with your wife regarding your extracurricular activities. It's not only the best way to confront your guilt; it's also the right thing to do. You might also consider counseling to explore sexual orientation issues.
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