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Is it safe to masturbate if your nails are painted?

It’s usually totally safe to masturbate with your nails painted. The important thing is to make sure that your hands are clean (wash them with soap and water before touching yourself), that your nails are dry, and that you don’t accidentally cut yourself with either a hanging nail or with some kind of rhinestone, metal stud, or other ornament that might be sharp. Cuts and tears on your genitals can sometimes lead to infections, so if you’re into really wild nail art, be extra careful.

-Emily at Planned Parenthood

Tags: infections, masturbation