There are a number of sexual practices that present no or low risk for HIV transmission that you and a partners can enjoy. These include the following:. Massage Massage and rubbing bodies against each other presents no risk of passing on HIV. However, hepatitis A and gut infections such as shigella are easily passed on this way. Oral sex Oral sex carries a very small risk for HIV transmission. For more detailed information, check out our Oral Sex page.
STIs can pass from one person to another from sharing sex toys. If sex toys are shared, it is important to always use a new condom on your toys. Some types of sex toys are hard to clean and it may not be possible to remove STIs from them, increasing the chance of passing an STI from one person to another. Skip to main content. Sex toys. Sex toys or sex aids are used to help with pleasure during sex.
The short answer is yes. It is possible to catch an STI from a vibrator and other sex toys. Most STIs cannot survive outside the body for long. However, you should never assume that if you leave it long enough, they will disappear.