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  • #106207
    walk_on_walls
    Participant

    Hi Nurse Nettie,

    Just wondering, can you get any STIs from fingering?

    Thanks.

    #108097
    CloakOfAsh
    Participant

    I am pretty sure you can but I’ll leave it with a pro to tell you @Nurse_Nettie to explain. Also this video might help – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW2NWADZJo0

    #108098
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    Hi @walk_on_walls, this is really common question people ask me! First of all STIs transmitted through fingering might be a risky if there’s mutual masturbation & lots of precum, ejaculate or vaginal secretions that’s exchanged between partners. Often these body fluids are used as lubricant & if shared may be a risk for infections like chlamydia or gonorrhoea. It’s important to know that infections like HIV are NOT transmitted this way & there’s never been one reported case! If fingering is one way only (one person giving to the other) then its safe 🙂 .
    @CloakOfAsh, your movie deserves an Oscar! It explains how Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are anatomically risky for women compared to men. Drinking lots of water & peeing after sex is a good way to prevent UTIs in women. Also if a guy is having condomless anal sex with a woman…it’s not advised to have condomless vaginal sex after. This can make it easy for ecoli, a normal bacteria in the bum, to be transferred to the vagina & urethra, where it can cause infection. A solution to this is to use condoms & change them between having anal & vaginal sex.     

    #108099
    walk_on_walls
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply @Nurse_Nettie I was kinda hoping it would be safe but that makes sense if it’s precum or other fluids moving from one person to another.

    When you say ‘one way’, do you mean it’s okay if I’m fingering someone else, as long as my fingers don’t go near my junk? How thoroughly do I need to wash my hands afterwards?

    @CloakOfAsh thanks for the vid, I think these types of videos are a lot more useful than the boring sex ed ones we got in high school!

    #108100
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
    Keymaster

    Yes that’s right @walk_on_walls…that’s what I mean by one way. How thoroughly do you need to wash your hands? Just with normal soap & water will do. There’s no need for disinfectants or anything like that. I lot of people ask me if cuts on the fingers increase the risk of HIV or STI transmission. The answer is no. Generally, if you have a small cut & bleed from the wound it will usually clot within a few minutes. That clot then forms a scab which provides a protective barrier & stops infections getting into the blood stream. Another amazing wonder of the human body!

    #108101
    walk_on_walls
    Participant

    Great, thanks for the clarification and the hand washing info! And good to know small cuts are nothing to worry about 🙂

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