During Intercourse condoms prevent one from risk of sexually transmitted diseases and Pregnancy but certainly not if you engage in Oral sex practice. So there are risks associated with oral sex that is why protection is also advised.
Oral sex is any sort of sexual activity where a person’s mouth, lips or tongue comes in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, there while the risk of contracting most STIs from oral sex is lower than for vaginal or anal sex, there is still the risk of transmission. STIs like chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HPV can all be transmitted orally, which means they can be transmitted from a person’s mouth to their partner’s genitals or anus.
These diseases leaves long term effect on body health as chlamydia might not always present symptoms straight away, but can cause health and fertility issues ahead. Herpes has no cure of yet but will require lifelong, ongoing treatment which raises demands on finance. Cervical cancer could result from abnormal cell growth and developments that might result due to genetic alteration HPV virus (human papillomavirus).
Condoms and dental dams can be used to protect all parties involved in oral sex. As condoms should be placed correctly covering the penis and dental dams should be used to cover the vulva and vagina or anus. Dental dams can be bought, or made by cutting the tip and the top portion a normal condom, then cutting the condom open and laying it flat. However do not make dams from spermicide condoms as could be risky if ingested.
If You have cuts or sores around mouth avoid oral sex, if you have throat infections or sore throat it is also advised you avoid oral sex. Avoid brushing before oral sex and avoid oral ejaculation.
If there is any suspicion of STIs infection through oral sex visit a health clinic for testing and talk to your doctor. If you think you may have contracted an STI from having oral sex, have symptoms of STIs on your genitals, anus, mouth or throat, or are worried after having unprotected oral sex, book in for a sexual health check and treat immediately.
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