Semen encompasses a plethora of things that you do not want swimming in your eye like citric acid, enzymes acid, lipids, and more—basically, semen contains a lot of things that provoke pain.
What happens when your partner accidentally shoots sperm into your eye? First things first: expect to scream, place blame, and dramatically wallow in agony.
The scary thing? You can’t rule out contracting an STI when semen splashes your eye. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation reveals that it’s unlikely to get HIV this way, but it’s definitely possible.
Apparently, “HIV can pass through the mucous membranes of the eyes.” Don’t be scared, though—it’s highly unlikely to contract HIV from getting semen in your eye.
However, your chances of getting chlamydia and gonorrhoea are slightly higher (but still super low). If the pain fails to cease after a couple of hours and your vision starts to change, you may want to visit a doctor.
What actually happens when you get semen in your eye? We’ll provide you with a nice play-by-play in our video of what to expect when cum destroys your eye.