Sex can be awkward. Maybe you were going down on your partner and opened your eyes at precisely the wrong time. Perhaps you or your partner was masturbating and that semen really went the distance. Either way, here you are. What do you do now? Getting semen in your eye can sting and burn in a way that might make you scared of serious damage. Semen contains components like sugars, enzymes, and acids, all of which can irritate your fragile ocular tissue. Your poor, put-upon eye will react in the best way it knows how to get rid of a foreign substance: inflammation that leads to symptoms like burning, tearing , sensitivity to light, redness , or blurry vision, Matthew Gorski , M. These symptoms can become worse the longer that semen overstays its nonexistent welcome, so you need to get rid of it ASAP.
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Rinse out your eye as soon as you can.
Many gay guys appreciate a good load of cum. Some of us prefer our partners to ejaculate in our mouth, on our chest or on our face. We all know that bareback action is a high-risk activity for HIV transmission, especially for the bottom, and for the transmission of STIs such as syphilis , gonorrhoea, chlamydia and warts. What you may not know, however, is that — bluntly speaking — your eyes absorb substances. Take eye drops, for example: they are absorbed both through the inner lining of your eyelid and the surface of your eye itself. Technically speaking, this process occurs through the conjunctiva, a transparent partial covering of your eye and lining of your inner eyelid. So can a virus or bacteria be absorbed into your body in this way? Most certainly they can. Irrespective of your HIV status, you could also be at risk of contracting an STI if your partner has gonorrhoea or chlamydia.
What to do when you get sperm in your eye
Sex can be awkward. Maybe you were going down on your partner and opened your eyes at precisely the wrong time. Perhaps you or your partner was masturbating and that semen really went the distance. Either way, here you are. What do you do now?
Beyond being a painful and messy experience, a semen facial gone wrong can also lead to an infection or even an STD. Semen in itself is harmless but it contains components such as citric acid, fructose, zinc and enzymes that will irritate your sensitive eye tissue. The pain levels will vary from person to person, but expect some redness, stinging or burning sensations. Due to its gel-like consistency, the sperm may also feel as if it has placed itself like a film over your eye, blurring your vision. Start by gently washing out your eyes with lukewarm water. You can also use saline solution if you have it handy. The important thing is to get the semen out of your eye s , so take your time and as tempting as it may be, do not rub your eyes. If you feel further irritation then try rinsing again. After your eyes have improved, get tested.