Is fingering harmful for girls?

When using the fingers or hands, make sure that there are no open cuts or wounds on any people involved. A finger cot can even be used to provide another barrier of protection if there is any concern. With clean, wound free hands, the risk of STIs or pregnancy during fingering or manual stimulation is virtually eliminated.

With that being said, when someone is using their hands or fingers to sexually stimulate someone, it’s very important to emphasize hygiene. It’s important to make sure you or your partner are washing your hands with an unscented soap before sexual stimulation begins. If a partner does not wash their hands before using their fingers or hands, they may have something on their hands that could irritate the vagina.

When considering manual stimulation (or fingering), it’s very important for the partners involved to talk about the receiving partner’s level of comfort. That way, both partners can tell if they are working at a level that is both comfortable and pleasurable for everyone.

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