Getting STDs from public bathrooms?

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  1. leafeon34
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    Lately the thought has been on my mind. Is it possible for someone to get an STD from a public bathroom if the person who used it previously has one? Personally I think it's extremely unlikely because I've been using public bathrooms for as long as I remember and am STD free. But the thought stays on my mind, especially when I'm out and need to relieve myself. If what I'm told is true, then an STD is something worth avoiding.
     


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    i think you answered your own question.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    STDs/STIs/Venereal diseases are not massively worse than any other class of disease, however social stigma sees things somewhat elevated and general areas involved means you tend to get specialist treatments for them, much like you get specialist surgeons, ear nose and throat doctors, mental health professionals and so on and so on.

    Whether toilets constitute a transmission vector of STIs worth considering as a member of the general public I must confess I don't know. I have read quite a bit of literature for the sexual health profession and saw no real mention of anything there (bathhouses =/= bathrooms), and have otherwise not seen any public service announcements saying bring cleaning supplies to/avoid things if it looks like.
    I could see it happening -- a lot of transmission is fluid transmission and of those diseases with symptoms then drippy genitals is a common one. That said the only thing I can think concerning toilet seats is when someone gets pregnant or otherwise tests positive and says they must have got it from a dirty toilet seat, which is a mainly a test to see how gullible someone is or used among the medics as code for "they are a lying idiot".
     
  4. mudassirul

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    put a layer of toilet tissue between you and the seat when taking a dump
     
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    It depends what you're doing in public bathrooms. :tpi:
     
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    I almost can't even pee in public washrooms so I'm not worried. I don't even like dropping anchor unless it's in my own toilet.
     
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    Stop gobbling on dick.

    You can't get STI's via use of a public lav.
    Never had sex ed in school?
     
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    "a layer" pffffff
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    If you're clapping it between toilet seat and toilet itself then you will get STD for sure, lol. :rofl2:
     
  10. Hells Malice

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    I'm really not sure what you're doing in public bathrooms, but whatever it is you're doing it wrong.
     
  11. KingpinSlim

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    Unlikely, but possible.
    If you have a small cut/wound and get something contaminated in there?
    Yep, that can happen.
    If you need that feeling of certainty you could buy some sanitary wipes or paper toilet-seat covers.
    Those should do the trick.
     
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    Flame hunny, I'm to scared to go to the lav, can you hold it for me?
     
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    I've never thought about getting STDs from public bathrooms being a possibility, but I still squat just because of how nasty they tend to be.
     
  15. H1B1Esquire

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    I just had to think about how nasty a public bathroom is.....if you use them that often, keep a packet of Lysol wipes with you. Maybe flushable Wetwipes?
     
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    just don't rub your dick in every place and don't let some wound touch a suspect object, just don't let the fucking STD enter your bloodstream
     
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    You can get HPV from skin to skin contact.

    Edit: it could also take a long time before it starts showing symptoms.
     
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    wow really?
    i didn't knew that, time to search more .-.
     
  19. Vieela

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    Possibly,yes. Just be sure to not touch every single edge of the public bathroom and you shall be fine.
     
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    Wow, this topic is very silly.. Absolutely silly!