Hepatitis C can live in dried fluids such as blood and ***** for up to 2 weeks so yes as our resident virologist QoA said under the right conditions you can definately catch them from a toilet seat...<br />
Oh and syphilis can bore through intact skin... soooo... becareful what you put your butt on...
No. The reason it's called STD is because you get it from sexual contact. Are you going to have sex with the toilet seat? There's your answer.
YES you can...I work at a company called BRAZEN at a Health Department in Florida, and the main thing we teach is STD awareness. If you have a person who have an open sore caused from an STD on his/her butt, and they sit on a toilet seat, then you sit on that very same seat, there is a possibility that you could contract that STD.
You can get crabs from a toliet seat.
Um, if you are having sex with a toilet seat that has an STD your chances of catching one goes up significantly.
STD's, and virus/bacteria are not absorbed through the flesh. So, unless you're rubbing your junk all over the seat or licking it, no. And not many diseases have that long to live on cold hard surfaces like toilet seats.
It is a theoretical possibility. See an extended discussion at<br />
Okay...it's not likely, but there is a small chance, that you can contract a std, from a toilet seat....the reason the chance is small, is because the organism that is associated with std's, cannot live outside a body, for very long....but, for that small window, it is possible.....Just not likely.
Never know, and never wanted to take a chance so <br />
* I mastered the art of standing up to pee as a woman*<br />
I've heard it's possible, but not very likely. Example -- if someone sat on the seat and had a disease and some kind of open sore that left a residue, and then you sat on it and had had a scratch or any kind of break in your skin it's just barely possible, if you sat on the seat before the germs or virus could die, that the infection could get into the break in your skin and infect you. The odds are pretty much against it, but carry some anti-bacterial wipes or spray with you and use them if you're worried.
Just squat over the toilet if your afraid. Or wear saran wrap at all times.
No you can't get an STD off the toilet seat. Egobert is wrong on transmission. You can defintitely pass Herpes, and Syphilis through skin contact and not neccessarily bodily fluids. And to be specific Hepres is a virus and Syphilis is a bacteria, so wrong on both points. You can however catch bacteria enough to start pimples or blackheads from toilet seats. Don't think so, ask anyone who has been to county and what the extra paper is for.
Questions like these are the way that gross turd ends up on the seat. Someone tries to hover to avoid herpes and just ends up leaving a big fat one for me to find when I need to use it.
Uh, is any one on this site qualified to confirm this question?
I honestly believe this is an old wive's tale.