Catching STDs from foreplay

Q: Can I get an STD [Sexually Transmitted Disease] from sucking on a girl’s breasts? From fingering a girl in the vagina?

Dr. Klein: The possibility of getting an STD in these ways is very small. If the woman is currently breastfeeding, it is theoretically possible to catch a virus from her breast milk. And if you have a cut on your finger, it is also possible to catch something through her vaginal fluid. But both of these are extremely unusual.

CLOSE

Sign up for more

Sexual Intelligence®

More insights about better sex

More from the Sex Therapist’s Couch

More sexual politics

More about

desire, PornPanic, sexual health, infidelity, sex & aging,

and how technology is changing sex

Subscribe to my Sexual Intelligence blog, and I’ll send you, FREE:

* my new e-book, Bedroom Blues, Therapist Wisdom.

* a 10% discount on all books & audios in my store.

CLOSE

Thank you for signing up!