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If I were to touch a surface, then later touch a part of my body, like my genitals, could i get an STD from that?



December 30th, 2014 at 1:15 am

No. it’s not true
bacteria dies once it hits air (like semen/sperm)

STD’s are like herpes and Genital Wart’s that CANNOT BE CURED! which you can get from skin to skin, so even if you use protection while they have an outbreak, you can get it

sTI’s are like chlamydia, gonnerhea,syphilis,Trich.. that CAN BE CURED.. which you get from not using protection.

October 19th, 2014 at 3:57am

No, not really. I mean, I guess if you touched bodily fluids right after someone left them and then touched yourself…. maybe but not really likely.

Touching surfaces like doors, counters, etc and then later touching yourself? No.

December 8th, 2019 at 6:24pm

yes, but the probability depends on the type of surface, type of std, how long it was on the surface, how long before you touched what ever, ect ect ect.. , but yes it’s possible.

When people say it’s not possible, they are wrong. Even if the odds are better that you will win the lottery, there is still a possibility. And not all bacteria or viruses die when they hit the air. They all have different tolerances to air contact, or time it takes them to die away from the host. With ideal environment conditions, it’s still unlikely but possible. For example if you used someones towel, and it was in a very humid and hot environment, such as in the showers in a locker room or somewhere, it is possible. Same for a toilet seat.

July 14th, 2020 at 12:38pm

NO stds don’t survive for long periods of time on objects. So there is no chance of getting an std from an inanimate object. Stds are sexually transmitted diseases. You get them from having oral sex or sexual intercourse with some one that has an std.

December 19th, 2021 at 3:05pm

yeh but its rare

January 5th, 2022 at 8:52pm


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