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Can you get an STD if you use someone elses soap?

I now have an itch in my crotch area that I never had before & haven't hda sex in 2-3 years, looks like maybe small red bump or two in one day, can this be caused by using someone else's soap?

Update:

I'm a guy

Update 2:

what if they have an std though and used it

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    NOT very likely. You would have to use the soap with in seconds after some one with an std used it. Stds don't last for long periods of time out side of the body.

    You should know some stds can lie dormant for long periods of time before they start to show symptoms. Stds are more likely to be transmitted when you have oral sex or sexual intercourse with some one that has one.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if the soap is not one you regularly use, one of the ingredients

    may have irritated your skin. it's highly unlikely that you could

    get an STD from someone else's soap.

    Source(s): Pharmacist
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