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Golden showers could contaminate Trump's little tower

Sage medical advice: “I think as a general rule, it’s wise to be cautious with who you let wet you.”
Donald Trump, real estate investor, in 2013.Getty Images

Golden shower jokes rained in the Twitterverse last night and the commentary onsocial media streams as puns continue to flow.

President-elect (or PEEOTUS, as he is now known on social media) Donald Trump claims he is too much of a “germaphobe” to partake in pee-pee parties with prostitutes. But for a man who said he grabs women by the genitals, has been accused of forcible kissing and other forms of sexual assault and who has had many a public affair, how afraid of germs can he be?

Dr. Christopher Awwad, a primary care physician in New York, said the “Dodgeball” movie joke that urine is sterile isn’t exactly true.

“When it’s in the bladder it is [sterile], but the issue is getting it out of the bladder and onto the other person,” Awwad explained. “Unfortunately, the path it takes is not sterile at all. So there is a risk of transmitting the same STDs — herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B.”

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“The transmission of HIV is very low unless there is a very large amount of blood which probably wouldn’t go unnoticed,” he added.

Trump refutes the claims in the secret (unverified) Russian dossier that has information which reportedly made rounds in the capital for months, according to reports. Trump denies his allies were working in cahoots with the Russian government during the election, but the 35-page dossier also claims the business mogul hired prostitutes to perform “golden showers” on a hotel bed where the Obamas slept.

Trump said that allegation is all wet.

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In a press conference on Wednesday, Trump joked that he is "very much a germaphobe,” which contradicts what hetold The Hollywood Reporterin 2015:

"I'm not germophobic. I [shake hands]. I want to make the country great, I'm going to win, I think I have a very good chance of winning. You probably are starting to feel that, too. I go through and shake hands and do what I have to do, and people like me and I like them. In Iowa, I must have shaken 2,000 hands — and those were only the ones that were next to me."

Shaking hands isn’t as risky as sharing bodily fluids, Awwad said. Kissing poses a risk, since the mouth is full of bacteria and viruses, but as Awwad said, “I guess it depends on where the saliva is deposited.”

However, kissing is “far less risky as the aforementioned activities,” he reminded Metro.

A final piece of advice from the good doctor: “I think as a general rule, it’s wise to be cautious with who you let wet you.”

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