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06 Apr 2004

STD from prostitute
How easy is it to catch an STD such as genital warts or genital herpes if one had been with a prostitute and practiced safe sex? Can one catch these diseases through exchange of saliva or vaginal fluids? Thank you.

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01 Jan 0001

We may be having differing opinions of safe sex, so I better clarify. Safer sex is being sexually intimate without exchange of bodily fluids, blood, semen OR vaginal fluids. Very few, if any sexually transmitted infection (STIs) are transmittable through saliva, so that should reduce your worries about kissing, or oral sex on a man with no ejaculation (or pre-ejaculate for that matter). However, oral sex on a woman without a barrier is NOT a safer sex activity. You can definitely "catch" genital warts or herpes, and potentially even HIV in this way. Next time, cut open a condom and put it over your partner's labia, or use non-microwaveable plastic wrap or a dam when giving oral pleasure to your prostitute.

Dr Elna McIntosh


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