If cuts on your freshly shaved pubes get infected, can you get an STD?

Patient

Q: So I'm still a virgin. I've never been sexual before, but I was interested in feeling 'smooth' downstairs so I shaved my dangly bits. I nicked myself here and there.

I'm curious - if I've never been sexual and don't plan to be, can these cuts getting infected cause me to get an STD or STI?

Symptoms:  bare, shave, shaving, STD
Doctor

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