Six things you should know about oral sex!
Oral Sex! We all remember Clinton’s statement. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
So what about Oral Sex. Does it count? Or doesn’t it?
Is it sex? Or foreplay?
Is it serious? Or a casual thing?
If you find it confusing as Clinton did here are some facts to help you figure it out.
Most of us know what Oral Sex is but just in case it is touching another person’s genitals with the mouth.
# 1- It’s called Oral SEX for a reason, it is sex.
We are talking genitals; we are talking sexual feelings and responses.
It can cause many of the same emotional and physical responses as other kinds of “sex.” Plus it has many of the same risks.
#2- You can get STD from Oral Sex.
Why? You are bringing one moist part of the body (the genitals) into contact with another one (the mouth). Germs can spread in this environment. Herpes (including cold sores). Syphilis, gonorrhea and hepatitis B can also be transmitted through unprotected sex. Chlamydia, HPV, and HIV can also be passed, but not as likely. Herpes is a viral STD so once you contract Herpes it never goes away. Medication can control it but you will always be a carrier and thus can spread to others when having unprotected sex.
#3- You can say “NO” to oral sex just like any other kind of sex.
If you are not sure or don’t want to say “NO.”
ALWAYS protect yourself from STD’s!
Of course, the safest way to protect against STD’S is abstinence, means not having sex, including oral sex. If you choose not to be abstinence, the next most reliable choice is to use condoms or dental dams.
For oral sex on a man, cover the penis with a new latex condom each time. Don’t fall for the “I won’t come in your mouth,” Thinking that you can only contract an STD if you’re in contact with sperm. Note that STDs can be transferred by skin-to-skin contact, genital-to-genital contact, and oral-to-genital contact. If you are allergic to latex condoms, polyurethane condoms are available.
If you question whether you have an STD, you need to tell your doctor what kind of sex you are having (oral, anal or vaginal). Your doctor would need to test each area separately depending on the type of sex you’re having with your partner.
For Oral sex on a woman, cover the genitals with a latex dam or plastic food wrap.