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Unprotected Oral Sex- risk of STI

I was at a strip club 3 days ago and gave a brief oral encounter (less than 30 seconds, cunnilingus) to a worker. Few questions:

1)  What are the odds of contracting any form of STI from this situation?

2) should I get tested?

3) Assumimg worst case scenario I have an oral STI, can this be transmitted to another sexual partner via penetration (penis to vagina), or can it only be transmitted by performing oral sex on the partner?

Thanks!
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1)  What are the odds of contracting any form of STI from this situation?

Very low. Oral sex is lower risk than vaginal or anal, and performing oral sex on a vagina is lower risk than performing oral on a penis, as there isn't anything physically in your throat.

Given that it was less than 30 seconds, and that most experts don't think that one act of oral sex warrants testing, the odds are very low.

2) should I get tested?

You can if it will ease your mind, but there's no need for it. Ask for an oral swab for gonorrhea and chlamydia. This is for peace of mind only, not because you have a real risk.

3) Assumimg worst case scenario I have an oral STI, can this be transmitted to another sexual partner via penetration (penis to vagina), or can it only be transmitted by performing oral sex on the partner?

No, the only way you'd transmit an oral STI is by giving someone oral sex.
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Very helpful, thank you! Is there any risk for syphillis? If so, can it also only be transmitted via giving someone oral sex?
There might be a risk for syphilis, in theory, but only if a sore was present.

Syphilis is transmitted by giving or receiving oral sex, vaginal and anal sex. Syphilis isn't common in most developed countries, so I wouldn't worry about this if you're in the US, Canada, most places in Europe, the UK, etc.
Thanks! So if syphillis is contracted orally, it can then be transmitted via vaginal sex? Wasn’t sure if it stayed localized in the throat?
It stays local at first. You need direct contact with the sore in the first stage to get it.

Later, people with syphilis get a rash, and they are very infectious from that rash, but at this point, it stays local.
How long typically until the rash appears? I have a red lesión that appeared on my check, not sure if it’s related
That is not related. The rash appears on your body, not your face, and won't appear for weeks.

If you have a lesion on your face, you should get that checked out. It's not an STD, but lesions should always be checked out.

Remember that you had very brief oral sex, and very little, if any, risk. There is really no need to worry here.
Thank you! I got an oral test today, as well as a blood test for syphillis. Figure it’s the best route to put the anxiety behind me. I’ll be sure to post the results back here. Thanks again
I'm sure it will be negative, but let us know. :)
The blood test came back today. Negative for syphillis and HIV. Still waiting for the oral swab results
Good. I'm sure they'll be negative as well. :)
All results came back negative thankfully. Since the syphillis test was taken at day 18 post exposure, how reliable are those results? It was an RPR blood test. Should I get tested again now (week 4) or week 6?

I’ve now had the rash on my face (beard area) for 2 weeks. It’s a series of scaly circular lesions. Also had a blister appear on my wrist a week ago that immediately popped and now also looks like a red circular lesion. The doctor figured the face rash is likely a fungal infection.

I assume anxiety is getting the best of me, but figured I’d gather your opinion on next steps here.

Thank you!
Have you ever heard of tinea corporis, or ringworm?

https://www.healthline.com/health/ringworm

That sounds like what you might have, not syphilis. Syphilis only causes a sore at the point of infection. You'd have it in your mouth, not all over your face.

That it's spreading to other parts of your body sounds fungal.

Listen to your doctor who has seen the rash.

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