Can You Get An STD From A Toilet Seat?
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Can you get an STD from a toilet seat? The answer is no, it is highly unlikely that STDs can be transferred via toilet seat. Watch this video to find out more.
Transcript: OK, here's the deal: You can get cooties, and THAT'S about it. The idea that you could get an STD from...
OK, here's the deal: You can get cooties, and THAT'S about it. The idea that you could get an STD from a toilet seat "sounds believable," but is highly unlikely. Hard surfaces such as toilet seats are NOT conducive to STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are spread via sexual intercourse with an infected person. Most are spread more easily from men to their partners. The diseases vary in how infectious they are, but NONE are spread on toilet seats....well, assuming you're using the toilet seat for what it was intended...Many of the organisms that cause STDs can't survive outside the human body for long, and need a particular environment in which to thrive. Viruses start to die immediately once they leave the skin of an infected person. Incidentally, there's a rumor that the toilet seat myth got started by men who wanted their wives to think a public restroom, not their mates' adulterous ways, had given them an STD.More »
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