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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Genital Rubbing

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Rubbed my Genital area

Hi I had rubbed my vagina without washing my hands before I had forgotten and was getting excited and I had done it twice in a row can I get a disease? And I also don't wear underwear can that transmit a disease too? ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from sharing utensils, drinking after someone etc. You cannot get HIV as well at a hair salon, manicurist, sharing razors etc.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen,... Read more »

Genital to Genital Rubbing, Help

Hi, I hope you will be able to advise me, I engaged in unprotected genital to genital rubbing with... Read more »

5th time asking please answer ; genital rubbing with fever

I had an encounter with a prostitute in india. we didnt have sex. I wore a condom then rubbed my... Read more »
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Condom Failed during rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I have read a lot about HIV, the way it transmits. Althoug I am little
afraid over my incident.

I was with a prostitute. I did not do any vaginal or anal intercourse.
She performed Oral Sex on me with a condom. But then after I was rubbin my
penis... Read more »

Girl on girl rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
I'm 16 years old and think i made a big mistake. I had sex with another girl 3 months ago. She's 25 and I don't know much about her sexual history.

She's my Dad's neighbor and one weekend while I was visiting him I went to her apartment. One... Read more »

Rubbing?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi there,
Been with my new gf for about 2 mos now. Last night we didnt have sex but she rubbed her vagina on my scrotum and on the shaft a little bit. I didn't insert it. My didn't have sex because we didn't have a condom. I'm a little worried... Read more »

rubbing penis with precum

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,

My ex-boyfriend used to rub his bare penis around my vaginal area during foreplay (dry humping in a way). He would then put on a condom before intercourse and ejaculation. How likely is it that I could get HIV from precum rubbing around and... Read more »