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Jun 26, 2008

Oral Sex : Risk Of Infections

Oral sex is very common among all age groups. Younger persons are more actively indulged in oral sex. Oral sex means giving or receiving oral stimulation to the penis,the vagina or the anus. Oral contact to penis is called Fellatio in technical term, Oral contact to vagina called Cunnilingus and oral contact to anus is called Anilingus.

Is it Safe?
Oral sex may transmit infections. Sexually transmitted Diseases(STD's) can transmit by oral sex. HIV(Human immunodeficiency Virus) infection may also transmit through Oral sex. It means Oral sex not necessarily safe always.

Which infections may transmit by Oral sex?

1.Herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 which causes sores around mouth and genitals.
2.Human Papilloma Virus which causes genital warts.
3.Gonorrhea
4.Chlamydia
5.Syphilis
6.Hepatitis A,B,C

Does HIV may transmit through Oral Sex?

Ulcers and wounds in mouth,bleeding gum's,genital sores,genital and oral piercings,inflammation in mouth or around genitals may receive HIV infection from sperms,vaginal discharges,blood.There is not any case reported yet,cause during a sexual session couples go through all the activities rather than only oral sex. But it may transmit easily.

Prevention

Use cleanliness norms.
Use condoms,flavored condoms are available in market.
Dental dam can be used For cunnilingus or anilingus.

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