The Resident Sex Advisor answers sex-related questions from college students
My roommate is jacking off all the time and it's driving me nuts. To make it worse, he leaves his cum-filled tissues and socks all over the floor by his bed. Last week, not realizing what it was, I picked up one of his kleenexes and threw it away. After I realized what I had touched, I scrubbed my hands for hours. Is it possible I can catch anything from his jizz rags?
Eric, UC Davis
Dude, your roomie is a disgusting slob and you need to set some limits with him. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's pretty unlikely that you will pick up an STD from briefly handling his spunky litter (unless he has crabs - see above). However, to be on the safe side, if in the future you ever have to touch any of his gunky stuff, use latex gloves, or better yet, a hazmat suit.
Seriously, though, you need to let him know that you are not his mom (as if his mom would even pick up such filth), and he needs to clean up his act. Leaving cum-soiled rags around is not OK; move the waste basket next to his bed if he doesn't get the hint. And if his constant masturbating is disturbing to you or causing you to lose sleep, it's perfectly within your rights to ask him to indulge himself privately or when you're not around.
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