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Does Masturbating Cause Hiv

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YOU ARE MY HOPE, please answer if masturbation, and dirty fingers to my mouth can cause HIV to me?

Dear Doctor, I am a 22 years old student who masturbated for the last 8 years, and sometimes forget not to take dirty fingers into my mouth, sometimes I bite any of my fingers that blood may come out. Now I got cold and somehow think that it may be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are a 22-year-old student who "knows" masturbating is a very unclean "habit"??? Hmmm . . . let me guess. You're home schooled, right???Dude, burping the nephew is not an unclean habit! Sure, you may get a bit... Read more »

Will Masturbation Shrink The Penis? (MASTURBATION) (MASTURBATION)

Well I have been masturbating alot recently and my penis looks like is has shrunk. Doctor can this... Read more »
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Explain why masturbation with panties is no risk

Posted by Worried12, 5 Replies
Im sorry to make ANOTHER topic, but Im finally about over it. Please go in depth why I couldnt have gotten HIV. On fluid soaks into the panties does it die? Once it dries does it die? How long would it live? If the panties were wet is there a risk?... Read more »

Masturbation with panties, part 3.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I masturbated with a pair of worn panties that had a yellow stain. I know I have little risk but I am still worried. Here are my symptoms
Swollen lymp node under chin
receding and dark red gums
pain on my waist line
itching in armpits
body itching


PLease,... Read more »

Indirect contacts during mutual masturbation

Posted by Orso, 1 Reply
I am at my first sexual encounters, so the question may sound silly. English is not my mother tongue, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes or problems in explaining myself.

I know mutual masturbation is considered as a safe form of sex. I also... Read more »

Risk of STD's including HIV from mutual masturbation and frottage?!

Posted by JoeD93, 1 Reply
About a week ago, I met a guy from online for a one night thing. Before this encounter, I gave a hand job to a guy a few days before and he ejaculated on my hand (not worried about that), but before that the last time I did anything sexual was in... Read more »