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

mutual masturbation with cut in the shower

Feb 10, 2014

I had a mutual masturbation with a person who is very likely to be an HIV+. I was being extremely careless for not remembering I had a small cut on the top of my foot. The person ejaculated on his hands, which happened to be right above my foot where the cut was. Since we were in the shower, my cut was wet. Still standing in the same position, he washed his cum off his hands. I was not sure if the cum got onto my cut, but from how we were standing, it might be very likely that the water had washed the cum over my wet cut. My questions is, what is the risk of me getting infected? I have heard that HIV pretty much dies outside of the body, but since my cut was wet, will it open a pahtway for the virus to get in?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The risk for HIV transmission is incredibly low to no risk. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.

Even if this person is living with HIV mutual masturbation and the maybe contact with your cut on your foot the risk is none. The cut on your foot would have to be newly open and large and bleeding. This is one of the more safe ways for you to be sexual with someone without putting yourself at risk.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

I am worried please help me
Test Results

  • 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