Information Line 22 44 Masturbation is a medium-risk activity for most sexually transmitted infections when practised between partners mutual masturbation , but is a no risk activity if you do it alone. Masturbation means using your hands to stimulate your genitals or your partner's genitals. Partners can masturbate each other in turn or at the same time mutual masturbation or masturbate themselves while the other person watches. Some people masturbate whilst watching pornography porn , if you do this make sure what you are accessing is legal and remember porn isn't real and you shouldn't expect real sex to be like the things you see in films.
I'm 18 years old and have never had sex. But three years ago, I started masturbating. And this past week I have been having swelling in my vagina.
Jerking each other off is safe as long as you don't get each other's sperm inside your bodies via fingers or by coming on or against each other. In itself, masturbating carries no risk in terms of HIV. As long as you don't get sperm in each other's anus or mouth.