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Fleshlight and HIV


Hello. I entered my penis a fleshlight that my friend used after he has just ejaculated into it (There was no other sexual activity involved). Unfortunately, I do not know whether he is HIV positive, and due to my tight foreskin, I was unable to enter fully. However, I am not sure whether I will be HIV positive as:
1. My penis technically touched my friend's pre cum
2. the fact that my penis struggled to pull down means that the penis could be teared off (small leaks on the foreskin that hiv can enter my body through his premium)
3. I am not sure whether the HIV virus is dead as the semen and pre cum are technically out of his body (inside the flashlight) after ejaculation.

Based on my information, am I highly in risk for HIV? Hope to hear from you, Thanks!



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of HIV transmission from sharing a fleshlight immediately after it was used by someone else. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk (evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the Transmission Equation. Transmission could occur if semen or pre-ejaculate remaining in the fleshlight gained immediate access to your bloodstream through the tip of your penis (1). Although the HIV virus is rendered inactive very quickly after being exposed to oxygen, it could survive for a short amount of time in the semen in the fleshlight (2). In the future it is advised to clean sex toys between uses and users to prevent the transmission of STIs (3).

Recommendation: Refer to a health care provider for HIV testing.


AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie