Q&A: He Ejaculated In My Face. Could I Have An STD In My Eye?

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QUESTION: I went home with a guy from a party and I gave him a blow job. Before I knew it, he came in my face. Now my eye is swollen and oozing a little bit of yellow stuff. Is it possible that I have an STD in my eye?

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A variety of infections can be passed from semen to the eye including Chlamydia, pubic lice, gonorrhea and HIV.

The Eyes Have It

It is absolutely possible for a man’s semen to transmit an infection to his partner’s eye if he comes on her face and some of the semen gets into her eye.

Sometimes people’s eyes just become slightly irritation or red and itchy from coming into contact with semen. However, symptoms from irritation usually only last for a matter of hours or perhaps a day, on the long end.

A variety of infections can be passed from semen to the eye including Chlamydia, pubic lice, gonorrhea and HIV. We are not medical doctors and cannot diagnose you. However, we would recommend that you check in with a healthcare provider as soon as you can so that, if you do have an infection, it does not get worse.

Getting Medical Attention

There is no reason to be embarrassed about this happening. Doctors see patients for sex-related concerns very often. When men masturbate, they sometimes accidentally squirt semen into their eye. And men and women who have male sex partners have often been in this situation, too, so it’s an issue that many people can sympathize or even empathize with.

Because eyes are so sensitive though, you will want to make an appointment with a healthcare provider sooner rather than later, and be honest with them about what happened so that they know there is a risk of a sexually transmissible infection, or STI, affecting your eyes.

Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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