If there's no sex or oral sex, there's nothing to worry about. Most STDs are also transmitted through sexual intercourse, penetration, or some form of exchange of body fluids.
Body-to-body rubbing does not transmit any infection unless the masseuse has a skin infection such as scabies. Even masturbation does not transmit any STDs.
Erotic massages as a 100% safe option
Safe relationships are considered: kissing, hugging, caressing with hands all over the body, massaging, shared masturbation (one person masturbates another, or masturbating each other with their hands)... all of these practices are safe and can convey pleasure and satisfaction to both partners.
At Tantra Palace we guarantee strict hygiene standards and all masseurs perform ETS tests on a regular basis.
Symptoms, testing and treatment of STDs
How do I know if I have an STD?
It is best to get tested. STDs often have no obvious symptoms. This means that it is not possible to know if someone else has an STD or not, and often the person with the STD doesn't know either, but can still pass the infection to someone else. The only way to know is to get tested. That's why it's important to have safer sex if you want to prevent STDs from spreading.
If I have an unusual rash, pain, or discharge, does that mean I have an STD?
Maybe. Sometimes STDs cause problems you might notice. These symptoms don't always mean you have an STD, they could indicate another health problem like a yeast infection or a UTI.
If you have any of these symptoms on or near your genitals, anus or mouth, talk to your health care provider:
- Skin bumps, sores, or rashes
- Itching and/or burning
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Vaginal discharge that has a different odor, color, or texture
- Bleeding from your genitals (which is not your period)
Is it painful to get tested for STDs?
No. Tests for many STDs are as quick and easy as giving a urine sample, while some tests may also include taking blood. Your doctor may also perform a visual exam to look for signs of infection or use a swab (such as a small, soft cotton swab) in the genital or buccal area.
Do STDs go away on their own?
Not usually. It is very unlikely that an STD will go away on its own, and if you delay seeking treatment, there is a risk that the infection could cause long-term problems. Even if you don't have any symptoms, there is also a risk of passing the infection to your partners. If you think you may have an STD, see your doctor and have it checked. If STDs aren't treated, they can pose a long-term risk to your health and fertility, so it's important to get tested regularly.
Can all STDs be cured with antibiotics?
Many STDs can be cured if detected early, and treatment can be as simple as prescribing antibiotic treatment. But medicine can't cure all STDs, so prevention through safe sex is the best option.
Are STDs something to be ashamed of?
No. STDs are diseases, like the common cold or the flu. STDs are transmitted through unprotected sexual contact with someone who has an infection. Getting an STD has nothing to do with cleaning or grooming, and getting tested for STDs is not a reflection of your behavior; it's a responsible health choice. Get tested regularly, and don't forget to talk to your partners about STDs and safe sex.