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Is it safe to masturbate in public toilet?

Dear Dr. Frascino, When I get upset in daily life I usually turn to Chopin's music for help, but this time I need to turn to you for help. Last month I masturbated in a public toilet, after I finished, an odd thought hit me:Since I touched...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andy,Yes, from an HIV transmission perspective, it's safe to "have fun" in a public toilet. Of course there are other dangers, such as Larry Craig being in the next stall. His "wide stance" just might maneuver him into... Read more »

Can mutual masturbation transmit AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr Sowadsky, I had recently met a guy and we masturbated each other to ejaculation. We did not... Read more »
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Ask the HIV Specialist: How Safe Is Safe?

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am in a relationship with an HIV-positive man with an undetectable viral load. I am negative. We refrain from oral and anal sex. Last night while masturbating some of his semen got on my hand and I had an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ireland: State Plan Urged to Combat Massive Rise in Sexual Diseases

The Dublin AIDS Alliance and Red Ribbon Project recently launched "Straight Talking," a frank safe sex campaign including information about oral sex, masturbation and various forms of sexual intercourse. At the campaign's unveiling, the groups said... Read more »
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Strangest but Truest Posts in TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums -- the "Best of Dr. Bob" Edition

As avid readers of TheBody.com are well aware, Bob Frascino, M.D., who'd helmed the Safe Sex and HIV Prevention forum since 2003, was the reigning master of the "Strange but True" question response. On Sept. 17, 2011, "Dr. Bob" passed away suddenly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan: Online Novel Teaches Young Brazilians Safe Sex

Communicating safe sex messages to young Brazilians living in Japan is the goal of a new project by the Tokyo-based nonprofit Assistance Service for Brazilians in Japan (ASBJ). In May, ASBJ began posting online a Portuguese translation of the... Read more »
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Mutual Masturbation Possible STI

Posted by circlejboi, 2 Replies
Hello,

Two days ago I engaged in mutual masturbation with a stranger. I am experiencing symptoms such as muscle fatigue, nausea, and I feel some irritation on the head of my penis. I am worried about if I may have caught an sti from this experience.... 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 »

mutual masturbation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently engaged in mutual masturbation with a male friend of mine. I am recently separated, back into the dating scene, and felt that this would be safe. I abstained from intercourse or oral sex. However, in retrospect I am concerned about him... Read more »

I'm I at risk from mutual masturbation then wearing a condom over his fluids

Posted by ShyGuy265, 1 Reply
Hi there
The other day I met a guy and we had mutual masturbation. I don't know his status. But after mutual masturbation we decided to try anal. So I put a condom on.
Now i am worried that his pre-cum etc which would have got onto my penis was now... Read more »