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Hi, I am 32, male. I am planning to visit sexual massage parlor. At fist visit i will get erotic massage and masturbation. On later visit, i may take female to male oral sex using condoms. Can you guide me how I can ensure lowest risk of any STD from this activities.


HIV is not passed with erotic massage, masturbation and receiving oral sex.

When you get oral sex it is possible to get gonorrhea and Chlamydia, but if you use a condom properly then you should be protected.

Syphilis, HPV and herpes are passed through skin-to-skin contact so can be passed with oral sex. Condoms help, but they don't cover all skin areas. 

You might find it helpful to check out our "Know Your Chances" charts. They give lots of info about different ways of having sex and the chances of getting an STI.

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Health Nurse

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This answer was posted on November 4, 2013

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jay21shah says:

Thanks for the answer. It was quite helpful.

Further, I wanted to know if using latex gloves and a good medical sanitizer before/after any physical contact would help improve protection from STIs?

Health Nurse says:

Latex gloves or any type of medical glove would provide great protection if the hands are coming in contact with the genitals or any bodily fluid that could have an STI. I haven’t seen any research data that shows that washing the hands before or after sex reduce your chance of getting an STI but it makes sense that it would be a good idea to wash your hands after touching yours or someone else’s genitals.

jay21shah says:

Thanks for the answer. Regarding sanitizer, I am using it along with gloves, i.e. to clean hands before wearing gloves or say to clean the outer surface of a condom, after oral sex with the help of paper napkin and few drops of sanitizer, before removing it to help minimize contact to any form of body fluids. I know it is difficult to list out benefits here without any proper study, but I think it will have some benefits, and it is better to over protect than under protect.

Thanks a lot for your help, and personally answering all viewers questions. This is helping a lot than any text book chapter on STIs.

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