So my girlfriend and I have just started fingering…

… (we’re both girls) and we’ve never done anything sexual before so I wanna ask if there’s any danger to us fingering and if we need to be worried about something. This relationship is secret cause we aren’t out yet and i don’t want any health problems occur from this, thanks.

This is a great question, and good job thinking about your health!

Digital penetration ( or fingering) is a pretty low risk activity in terms of STI transmission. However there are a few things to keep in mind.

If either of you happen to have an open cut or nick on your hand, that could potentially be a risk of transmitting an infection. You can choose to use latex gloves when fingering to help reduce this risk. It is also recommended to use lubrication, this would help ensure no micro tears happen in the vagina.

It is also important to know that if one of you had an infection and touched your own genitals and then touched your partner’s genitals, this could transmit sexual fluids and could be a risk of transmission. We would recommend you both get tested to ensure no infections are present, and changing gloves, or washing hands in between.

Keep in mind if you and your partner decide to do other sexual activities, like oral sex, or genital to genital contact those are also a risk of STI transmission. So again, we would recommend getting tested. If you choose to engage in oral sex, you can use a dental dam to help reduce the risk of STI transmission.

If you want to make an appointment to get tested you can call us at 303-442-5160