The risks involved in masturbating

Jerking each other off is safe as long as you don't get each other's sperm inside your bodies via fingers or by coming on or against each other.

No risk of getting HIV

In itself, masturbating carries no risk in terms of HIV. As long as you don't get sperm in each other's anus or mouth.  The HIV virus will not survive very long once it's outside the body. Only STIs such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or genital warts will survive long enough outside the body to form a real risk of transmission.

Risks in terms of STIs

  • If one of you has gonorrhea, chlamydia or genital warts in or on his penis, there is a chance that you could give each other those STIs via your hands.

Reduce the risk:  

  • If one of you comes, wipe off the sperm or wash it off with soap and water.
  • Avoid getting the other's sperm or precum (preseminal fluid) inside your anus or mouth.

 

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