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Can you get an STD by masturbating with objects?

No. Unless more than one person is using the object, it’s not possible to get a sexually transmitted infection from masturbating with objects. However, infections can be spread if the objects are shared and someone has an infection.

Condoms can be used on toys that go into the vagina or anus. Condoms need to be used if partners want to share the same toy. Use a new condom for each partner — and for each part of the body. Sex toys need to be cleaned — different toys have different cleaning instructions.

Touching our sex organs for pleasure — masturbation — is a normal, healthy part of life for girls, boys, women, and men of all ages. Masturbation has no harmful physical or emotional effects. In fact, it has a number of physical and mental health benefits, including releasing stress and physical tension.

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