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No. No risk of transmission of the virus from the semen on the seatbelt. None.
The virus is not transmitted by semen, it's transmitted by skin to skin contact.
Besides that, it can only 'live' outside the body for a very short period of time.
and is easily killed by air, sunlight, and Lysol.
you can stop worrying about this.
are you there?
I am here...
This thing is killing me... and everyone around me. I can't seem to let the thought go of infecting others cause of this.
then you are correct. you Need to speak to someone in the mental health field.
this is not a medical problem
this is a thought problem
My head tells me 6 weeks of leaving the vehicle alone is totally fine. And I did spray down with Lysol too.
I have already told you the scientific/medical answer
I don't believe that any virus could survive six weeks... but my anxiety does.
there is no chance. ZERO chance of this being an issue for anyone.
it is merely an issue in your mind.
I am... thinking. I know you're right. I know the virus is weak and doesn't live long outside the body. My mind and anxiety is doing a number on me I suppose.
yes, your mind and anxiety are definitely doing a number on you.
I can live with zero chance... I just need to find comfort in the logic of it.
now that you have recognized that, it's time to speak with someone about it
someone who can address this irrational fear.
yes, I agree with your last statement.
it seems, though, that you know this already, so there is some part of your brain that logic is not reaching.... this part is a psychiatric issue.
I know... the part that paralyzes me with fear.
Doc, you're telling me there's zero risk... no way the virus, if it was even there, could last 6 weeks in my car. I and my family can resume life without any risk from this?
do you have any final questions for me tonight?
yes, you and your family can resume life without any risk from the seat belt.
or the car.
anything else about this for me tonight?
NO, except thank you for your time.