The Risks of Oral Sex

Most people have different preferences and tastes when it comes to sex. However, safety should always be a priority, especially when exploring certain sexual behaviors. The use of lips, mouth, or tongue to stimulate the vagina, penis, or anus of your sex partner refers to oral sex. Sexually active adults practice this type of sex to spice up their love life. Since heterosexual and same-sex marriages can practice it, oral sex is a common way of arousing and adding spark during sex. Using your mouth during sex has different risks depending on how it is done, the number of sex partners involved, and if one of the partners has an infection/STD.

Blowjob to a man – this form of oral sex is proven to carry risks of getting HIV. Although the risk of infection is low, one can contract HIV/AIDS, especially if the person offering the blowjob has scrapes or cuts in her or his mouth. Therefore, to practice safe oral sex, stop the blowjob just before ejaculation, use a condom, or avoid semen in your mouth at all costs. Additionally, using a plastic wrap or a dental dam is helpful.

Going down on a woman – the possibility of an infection increases if the woman is menstruating has STD, or the person going down has sores or cuts in his or her mouth. Using a dental dam or plastic wrap is one of the easiest ways to stay safe.

Numerous STDs can be transmitted either when giving or receiving oral sex from your partner. Besides HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis A, herpes, and the viruses that cause internal parasites and warts can be transmitted. These STIs can affect different sites initially with the genital area, throat, rectum and urinary tract being common sites of infection. Sometimes, your mouth or lips can get infected, for instance, if you contract syphilis.

Numerous research studies directly link throat cancer and oral sex. However, even though oral sex does not cause throat cancer per se, human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible. HPV can be transmitted when your partner offers you oral sex. Researchers have established that a particular type of HPV causes some cancers of tonsils and oropharynx. HPV is a common virus, but it does not cause cancer. Ergo, if you have not been exposed to HPV when receiving or giving oral sex, you are not at risk. However, knowing your partner, getting tested, or hiring reputable escorts like thoe from Charlotte Escorts goes a long way in helping you stay healthy and happy.