• paul paul
    May 30, 2008
    can you get herpes by masterbation
    paul paul
    May 30, 2008


  • Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    June 05, 2008
    Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    May 30, 2008

    Hi Paul,

    If by masterbation you are referring to self stimulation, then the answer is no.

    Herpes is a viral infection that is transmitted by direct contact with an infected person. Mutual masterbation with an infected person is a different story and this would clearly increase the risk of infection. Use this link to read a nice introduction about how the virus is transmitted.



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