I know through sexual contact isn't the *only* way you can contract crabs (though I know it is the most common way), but my husband has a case of it and says he has no idea how it happened. He says he may have got it from a toilet seat...I'm just curious. TIA!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Health
Most likely by having sex or skin-to-skin contact with someone who has them. It's possible, though, that you picked them up by using a towel, clothes, or bedding previously used by somebody with crabs. The lice can survive for up to 24 hours on clothing and other items that have been in close contact with an infested person. It's a common misbelief that crabs can be easily contracted from sitting on a public toilet seat. This is not impossible but very rare, since lice don't have feet designed to walk or hold onto smooth surfaces.
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