Many thanks for your comprehensive and reassuring answers - much appreciated
The only thing that puzzles me is if I'm testing positive for gardnerella is this common in males I e most likely I have had this awhile ? Shouldn't my body fight and eliminate it naturally ? And like you said if normal why is it even tested for in males ?
Thanks again for your time
Hope I can help.
gardnerella Is entirely normally to be found in both the male and female genital tract.
BV in women is caused by an overgrowth in gardnerella but is still entirely safe and normally found in men and women.
This is the downside to online testing without a consultation. Many (most) of the test are entirely pointless. In your case if you went into a clinic and described your symptoms I doubt any test would have been gave.
Mutual masterbation is risk free. Penis to penis contact is very low risk and only slight largely theoretical risk of skin to skin STI (Syph, HSV, HPV) I note theoretical as it’s not actually seen in practice.
So your tests was an expensive mistake.
So onto your symptoms, I’m afraid you are looking at the wrong place for the cause as in I’m absolutely sure no STI is causing it. So what is, best guess, your mind.
I say this for two reasons 1) tingling without sores is not a sign of STI 2) burning after urination in the absence of burning while urinating is also not a sign. Add that to the no risk situation and you can be absolutely sure this is not an STI.
Further guys like you anxious about an encounter find these atypical symptoms. Normally you would overlook this without an anxious mind but your mind picks up on this and amplifies it. Try to remain calm in sure your symptoms will go once you realise you are not at risk for STI.
If they continue talk to a doctor. But for sure no need to mention you mutual masterbation encounter. It’s not a concern.