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Odd scenario, could it transfer Chlamydia or Gonorrhea?

A couple of years ago I touched a guy's dry penis (didn't see anything on it, and was only for a few seconds), and he put the same fingers I used into his mouth, and then kissed me deeply. Could this transfer Chlamydia or Gonorrhea?
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If he had gonorrhea or chlamydia and you put his actual penis in your mouth, maybe, but touches and fingers in mouths aren't going transmit anything. Kissing does not transmit STDs.

STDs are transmitted only by unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex, or unclothed direct skin to skin contact - oral to genital, genital to genital, and genital to anal. Think heavy rubbing or grinding.

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Oh okay. Is there any reason why it wouldn't carry over from my fingers to his mouth, and expose me to it? It all happened so fast, I'd think the STD's would still be alive.
Because touching a penis doesn't transmit STDs. Hands don't transmit STDs. They can't go from the penis to your fingers to a mouth then to your mouth. Also, kissing doesn't transmit STDs.

It's just not how any of this works.

It needs to be directly from a penis to your mouth or genitals or anus. Or a vagina to your mouth, etc.

STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are in the urethra of the penis - they aren't on the dry skin on the outside.

STDs like HPV and herpes that do live on the skin require friction and time to transmit. They need the kind of friction that usually comes with actual oral sex or intercourse, and direct skin to skin contact of oral to genital, genital to genital, and genital to anal, with the clothes off.

They need mucus membranes. Fingers are not mucus membranes.

So while the STDs may have still been alive, had your partner had one, it takes a lot more to actually transmit one.

Ah okay, well that makes me feel a lot better. Thank you so much! :)
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