Can you get trichomoniasis from a toilet seat?

Answer

According to the New York University Langone Medical Center, it is highly unlikely to contract trichomoniasis from sitting on a toilet seat. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted by sexual contact between two people.

Medicine Net explains that trichomoniasis is a parasite that thrives in warm and moist conditions. This parasite cannot live long outside of a host. Even if someone that has trichomoniasis sits on a toilet and leaves the parasite behind, it is extremely unlikely to live long enough to be a concern.

Trichomoniasis can be contracted by both men and women, although the symptoms of the disease may vary. Women typically have the more prevalent and frequent symptoms.

Explore this Topic
To remove a toilet seat, use a screwdriver to removes the bolt caps. Using a adjustable wrench hold the nuts below while turning the bolts using a screwdriver ...
The inventor of the toilet seat was probably the same person who invented the first toilet or water closet. It is actually unknown who first came up with it. It ...
The top of tall toilet's seat is anywhere between 16 and 19 inches above the floor, whereas a standard toilet seat is only 14 or 15 inches high. Tall toilets are ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com