this may seem like a crazy question:
i was mutually masturbating another guy (me touching him only) for about 30 seconds when i noticed that he had a small round patch of skin on his penis that was brown in color (there was no open sore). After i saw this i stopped touching him.
I am wondering about transmission of genital warts and/or syphilis. Is it possible to transmit either of these STD's from the penis (no open sore) to my hand...and then possibly to my penis (by touching my penis after touching his).
Welcome to the forum and thanks for your question.
Neither HPV nor syphilis is likely to be transmitted by hand-genital contact. One can theoretically envision a certain amount of risk; indeed, mutual masturbation is often suspected as the source of occasional genital HPV in people who have never had vaginal or anal intercourse. However, in my 4 decades in the STD business, I've never seen an infected patient who hadn't had direct penile penetration.
As for the "brown patch" on your partner's skin, there is nothing in that description that suggests to me that he might have either syphilis or HPV. Any number of other, non-infectious explanations are more likely.
So I advice no worry, no testing, and no need to alter your sexual practices or contacts with your regular partner, if you have one.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.