Can you get an STI without having had sex?

Good question!

Lets talk a bit about STIs.

STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs and how they are transmitted, they are…

  • Blood
  • Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact
  • Breast milk and Vaginal Delivery

So it is important to know that people define “sex” differently, but if people are having sexual contact with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play, that is how they would be at risk for an STI.

STIs cannot just develop, and things like masturbation cannot cause an STI.

Thanks for asking this! And if you want to make an appointment with us, give us a call at 303-442-5160