The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Herpes risk during "massage"

Mar 17, 2012

Went to a massage parlor. Laid on stomach the whole time. She asked if I wanted sex or a handjob I said,No. She rubbed my hands, arms, hamstrings, back, butt and legs. I never touched her and she did not touch my penis. Did I put myself at risk for herpes? Can I get it from tiles laid on?

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

You had no risk for herpes. Herpes infects the genitals, mouth, and rarely the hands or eyes.

None of those parts of your body were even rubbed during the massage. Even if your genitals would have been massaged, what are the odds that her hands had herpes (rare) and that she was having an outbreak there (rare).

Notice my use of the word rare so many times.

Hope this helps!


shingles after 7 weeks, tested negative at 10 weeks
HIV risk from fingering "I might be a lost cause, please answer for my girlfriend's sake!!! PLEASE."

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint