Get A STD From A Hand Job?

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We should all know the risks of contracting an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) from all types of sexual intercourse, including oral. But what about if you are getting or giving a hand job?

If You’re Receiving A Hand Job

The quick answer is yes; you can get an STD or STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) when you receive a hand job. Most commonly this is the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) that is present on the hands of your partner and can be transmitted to your genitals although contraction is rare.

What Is The Overall Risk?

Manual stimulation by the hand or the penis or scrotum is generally considered to be a safer sex option. The risk of HPV infection is however increased if a partner has either vaginal or penile secretions on their hands. However, other types of STD’s are not transmittable by hand, and neither is HIV.

Safety Precautions

If there is a risk of contracting HPV from manual sexual activity, your partner can simply wash their hands before providing stimulation. If they are touching their own genitalia during stimulation of your genitals, it is best to use one hand for each rather than alternating between the two.

If You Are Giving A Hand Job

You can get an STI by giving your partner manual stimulation by hand. Any genital secretions that come into contact with your hand as well as genital warts or open sores from the HPV virus can be transmitted by touching your own skin or genitals after exposure.

What Is The Overall Risk?

Although giving a hand job is still considered to be less risky for contracting an STI than other sexual activities, you are at a higher risk of contracting an infection by giving rather than receiving manual sexual stimulation.

This is because your hand comes into contact with genital secretions such as semen or vaginal moisture and may also be due to contact with an open sore and touching your own skin after you have been exposed.

Safety Precautions

Always wash your hands both before and after providing manual stimulation. Also, ask your partner to wear a condom to prevent contact with open sores and genital secretions.

If You Are Getting Fingered

This is called digital stimulation, and it can result in the transmission of HPV from the hands to either your vagina or anus.

What Is The Overall Risk?

Although the risk is relatively low, the transmission of HPV via digital stimulation is possible.

Safety Precautions

Your partner should wash their hands well with water and soap as well as ensure that their nails are trimmed before digital stimulation. Damaged or long nails can cause scratches and cuts that increase the risk of transmission. Ask your partner to use the other hand when touching themselves rather than alternating hands.

Fingering Your Partner

An STI is transmittable when fingering your partner. HPV is transmittable to you when you are providing digital stimulation to the genitals or anus of your partner.

What Is The Overall Risk

Digital stimulation of the vagina or anus is considered to be low risk for contracting an STI. However, transmission can occur if you touch your genitals with the same hand after fingering your partner. The transmission also becomes more likely if you have a cut or sore on your hands and your partner has an open wound in the genital or anal area.

Safety Precautions

Always wash your hands before and after provide digital stimulation with water and soap. If you or your partner have open sores or wounds, it is best to avoid this type of sexual activity. You can also use a latex glove or internal condom placed in the vagina or anus to further reduce the risks.

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