I got treated for Chlamydia Friday and I masturbated Sunday. Will I get it again because of this?

 

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is the number one most reported STI (or Sexually Transmitted Infection) among youth in the United States.

Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. People can get Chlamydia through vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom or dental dam.

With that being said, Chlamydia can be spread from the throat to the genitals, from the genitals to the throat, or from genitals to genitals.

Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication, and abstain from sexual activities with other people for 1 week. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

You will not re infect yourself with Chlamydia from masturbating. The only way you could get re infected is by coming into contact with someone’s infected sexual fluids.

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