Health Risks of Oral Sex
However, medical professionals define it to include "sex practices that reduce or prevent the possibility of getting Sexually transmitted diseases".
Oral sex is the stimulation of the genitals using the mouth and tongue. Most people, especially teenagers, consider oral sex to be "safe sex".
Be informed that Sexually Transmitted diseases can be contracted through various forms of sexual activity including Oral sex.
Don't believe anyone that says oral sex is safe without protection. Protect yourself and your partner(s).
This means oral contact with a male or female partner’s genitalia, anus or rectum without precaution is unsafe sex.
• How it is transmitted / Symptoms
STDs of the mouth are mainly contracted by contact with bodily fluids. The odds of being infected increases with the presence of oral sore in the mouth.
Diseases can be transmitted from the mouth of an infected person to genitals and vice versa.
While in most cases the infection won’t produce any noticeable symptom, in others it depends on the type of STD contracted.
Some symptoms of oral STD include whitish or yellow discharge, Sores in the mouth, painful throat, redness with white spots resembling strep throat and Tonsillitis.
• How to reduce Oral STD risks
Prevent oral STD by practicing safe sex. The presence of infectious agents in seminal or vaginal fluids makes Oral prevention a tricky subject.
Make use of both male and female condoms during oral sex to create a barrier between the mouth and body secretions, it significantly cuts the risk of infection.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, this reduces the risk of developing sores or infection in the mouth.
Though not a hundred percent effective, it is a significant protection from infectious agents.
Oral sex is relatively safe when it involves uninfected sexual partners who remain faithful.
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