Sunday, May 3, 2015

Can I get a STD from a toilet seat or a hot tub?

Can I get a STD from a toilet seat or a hot tub?

Can I get a STD from a toilet seat or a hot tub?

Can I get a STD from a toilet seat or a hot tub?

John Missanelli, DO, is a gynecologist at Lourdes Health System.

Sitting on a toilet seat or being in a hot tub cannot give you a sexually transmitted disease.  As the name says, sex is needed to pass on these diseases.  There are other ways some diseases can be passed other than sex, but this is rare.

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