Q. What are the chances of getting hepatitis through sex toys?

Answered by
Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 07, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jan 10, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have concerns about hepatitis transmission. Yesterday I was with two ladies (sex workers), and they were lesbian (bisexual), and they used a dildo with a condom with each other. I have concerns because the lady removed the condom then she touched my thigh with the dildo) and also, she was touching it with her hand and then touching me. Also, the vaginal discharge was on the bed, on their hand, then they touched my body with their hands. After they left, I washed my hand and my thigh with water and shower gel (no soap). I am afraid the virus was still on my body, then transferred to other surfaces, such as my phone and laptop. Is that possible? Do I need to wash all my belongings? Also, she put her clothes in my bag, and I am afraid the virus was on her clothes and then transmitted to my bag, touching my stuff. Is that possible, or is it OCD? I am also afraid as I come back to my children. What if the virus is on my body, laptop, phone, bag, clothes, or social thing that has been touched and came in contact with ladies' bodies, secretion, or clothes? I did not do any insertive intercourse.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

Please check with the ladies, if still in contact, regarding their hepatitis B vaccination status and, if possible, undertake entire STI (sexually transmitted infections) panel tests (including hepatitis B, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), chlamydiae, treponema, Neisseria gonorrhea, hepatitis C and others for them and indeed for you). For hepatitis B, postexposure precautions should be taken if there is evidence possibility of hepatitis B:

As per CDC (centers for disease control and prevention),

  • The mainstay of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) is hepatitis B vaccine, but, in certain circumstances, hepatitis B immunoglobulin is suggested in addition to a vaccine for added protection.
    • The exposed person be treated with a single dose of hepatitis B immunoglobulin and three doses of hepatitis B vaccine over six months. However, if the exposed person has previously been vaccinated for hepatitis B, and had a blood test documenting response to the vaccine, then no treatment is necessary.

    Please check with the physician near you to follow the above guidelines or any general specific local guidelines.

    I hope you find it helpful.

    Kind regards.

Hi doctor,

To make it clear,

1. There was no intercourse at all (no vaginal or oral).

2. The two ladies used the dildo with each other, not with me.



Welcome back to

I understand your concern.

I did see your queries. However, I mentioned to you the requirements in case you had such exposure and in case you have exposure in the future. Your exposure suggested a tendency to get exposed as well. In your current case, you need not worry about the transmission of hepatitis B or other STIs.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

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