It's a good idea for him to touch his rectal thermometer while measuring his rectal temperature. It feels so good. If he were measuring Ashley's rectal temperature, he would stand beside her, perhaps with his fingertips on her thighs and buttocks, and perhaps along her rt temp. He might rub the rt thermometer on his pants-but he would never open the fly or take off his pants. That would destroy it. He will watch the clock and make sure he gives the thermometer a full four minutes.