There is almost no published research addressing the question of whether fingering (digital vaginal penetration, manual penetration, heavy petting, whatever you want to call it) is a risk factor for STD transmission. The risk should be lower than for other activities such as oral sex or naked frottage. experienced fingering as a possible method of STD exposure.The best data on whether fingering can give you an STD is probably for HPV.
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Patients have a hard time handling the diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease (STD), especially if it’s a viral STD that they will have for life. There are so many myths about the transmission of STDs.
Here are just ten of the STD myths that you should be aware of. STDs can be transferred by skin-to-skin contact, genital-to-genital contact and oral-to-genital contact.
One study that looked at HPV and fingering examined the HPV risks of fingering in virgin girls and found them to be relatively low.
However, that study only looked at one type of HPV.
In addition, the number of virgin women who had experienced vaginal fingering was small.Therefore, it would be premature to assume that fingering was entirely safe.That's particularly true since other studies have found an association between anal fingering and HPV.People also not infrequently have HPV under their fingernails.If you intend to practice vaginal fingering or anal fingering, there are ways to make it safer.Poynten IM, Waterboer T, Jin F, Templeton DJ, Prestage G, Donovan B, Pawlita M, Fairley CK, Garland SM, Grulich AE.