Get sick from sex?

captainsgirl captainsgirl
This might sound weird, but my husband mentioned it to me. First of he is a big germ a phobe. So when I'm sick he obviously wont kiss me, but he wont have sex either. He says, that he can still catch it form bodily fluids. Has anyone heard this or know if its true?
02/28/2013
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MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
I don't think I've ever read anything scientifically researched about that, but honestly it sounds like a perfectly logical extension of practices for a germaphobe to me.
02/28/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by MasqueVivi
I don't think I've ever read anything scientifically researched about that, but honestly it sounds like a perfectly logical extension of practices for a germaphobe to me.
02/28/2013
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
This might sound weird, but my husband mentioned it to me. First of he is a big germ a phobe. So when I'm sick he obviously wont kiss me, but he wont have sex either. He says, that he can still catch it form bodily fluids. Has anyone heard this ... More
It depends on what you are sick with.

If you have certain viruses or bacterial infections it is completely possible that they could be carried through sexual fluids. Not to mention the fact that oral sex puts sexual fluids directly into you mouth and near your eyes, it's reasonable to avoid sex if your partner has something you really don't want to catch.

My husband and I will usually still have sex if one of us has a cold (we sleep together, we use the same bathroom, we hold hands all the time, but the time one of us gets sick with a cold, chances are we've already been exposed to the virus) We avoid it if I have a UTI (not because he might catch it, because he wouldn't, but because I feel so awful when I have these) and certainly avoid sex if either of us has a GI bug. Yuck. I adore sex, and we have a lot of sex, but when my tummy isn't right, I don't want it, and he feels the same way if his tummy isn't right.

We had a really bad bout with Influenza (it may have been Pertussis, we're not sure) about 5 year ago. My kids and I were sick as dogs, two of my kids and myself had pneumonia. I didn't feel like sex when it was at it's worse, and then our little one got the pneumonia, and I didn't have time, with three sick kid and a sick me to have sex. But, My Man never caught it.

Sometimes we catch each others' colds, sometimes we don't. But, if your body is invaded with a virus (and most colds, GI infections and all Influenza are viruses) it is reasonable to expect that ANY bodily fluid will carry the virus. Including sexual fluid.

Washing hands before and after sex is always a good idea, but there is still exposure to whatever your partner is sick with.

(I'm a nurse, if that helps any.)
02/28/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
This might sound weird, but my husband mentioned it to me. First of he is a big germ a phobe. So when I'm sick he obviously wont kiss me, but he wont have sex either. He says, that he can still catch it form bodily fluids. Has anyone heard this ... More
Sorry to say that simply being in the same proximity as a sick person often means sharing their bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. It's actually good for people to be exposed to a variety of different kinds of microbes - it strengthens the population of healthy microbes that protect you against illness! Germophobes don't realize that 9 out of every ten cells in their body are microbial, and without healthy microbes you would die in an instant!
02/28/2013
higs higs
Well we didn't have sex but I had a sinus infection when my GF gave me oral. She got sick a few days after with the same thing! Makes you wonder...
02/28/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
This might sound weird, but my husband mentioned it to me. First of he is a big germ a phobe. So when I'm sick he obviously wont kiss me, but he wont have sex either. He says, that he can still catch it form bodily fluids. Has anyone heard this ... More
Close proximity, touching, breathing on each other, kissing..for sure!
02/28/2013
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by higs
Well we didn't have sex but I had a sinus infection when my GF gave me oral. She got sick a few days after with the same thing! Makes you wonder...
You two were in close proximity, so it's actually unsurprising that she got it. The longer two people spend time together, the more likely one person is to catch what the other has. Odds are good she'd have caught it whether she gave you oral or not - especially if you sat together, held hands, kissed, or anything at all that would have had the pair of you close to each other.
02/28/2013
married with children married with children
yes, you can get sick that way. But if you are living with someone who is sick, there is a good chance you are going to get sick anyway.
02/28/2013
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