Pretty much anything you can pass during intercourse can also be passed during oral sex. Chalmydia and gonorrhea? They're both bacterial and can be cured with antibiotics, but there are more and more cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea so you don't want to mess with it. HIV can also be passed during oral sex, but oral sex is actually a low risk for HIV transmission HIV is more easily and commonly transmitted through anal sex and vaginal sex.
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Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Q: I have a question about safety and oral sex. That sounds like a lot of work, so which is it — and how big is the STD risk if I have unprotected oral sex? Oral sex is most accurately described as a low-risk way of getting most STDs , and low-risk is not the same as no-risk. So, why is oral sex lower-risk than other types of sex?
This means that oral sex using the mouth, lips, or tongue poses the same risks as other sexual activities. The only way to prevent transmission and reduce your risk of infection is to use a genital or dental condom for every sexual encounter. Keep reading to learn which STDs and STIs can be spread through oral sex, the symptoms to look out for, and how to get tested. Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia can be passed through oral sex, but the infection is more likely to be transmitted through anal or vaginal sex.
Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatio , vagina cunnilingus , or anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults. Oral sex can happen between heterosexual straight and same-sex gay or lesbian couples. Many STDs, as well as other infections, can be spread through oral sex.