Oral Sex is sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia by the use of the mouth, tongue, teeth or throat. Cunnilingus refers to oral sex performed on females while fellatio and irrumatio refer to oral sex performed on males. Analingus refers to oral stimulation of a person’s anus. Oral stimulation of other parts of the body (as in kissing and licking) is usually not considered oral sex.
With this Gyan, let’s look into some frequently asked questions about oral sex.
Question: Bhola Da, I am a bottom and have given blow jobs to my top without any protection. Does that carry risk of infections?
Bhola Da: Oral sex is considered the safest of the methods (read low risk) of sexual intercourse. As long as your partner does not ejaculate in your mouth (and is free of any STI) it is absolutely harmless. Make sure you don’t have any cuts or ulcers in your mouth. That may worsen matters. Brushing the teeth, flossing, undergoing dental work, or eating crunchy foods such as chips relatively soon before or after giving oral sex can also increase the risk of transmission, because all of these activities can cause small scratches in the lining of the mouth. These wounds, even when they are microscopic, increase the chances of contracting STDs that can be transmitted orally under these conditions. Such contact can also lead to more mundane infections from common bacteria and viruses found in, around, and secreted from the genital regions.
Question: What are the STDs that can be transmitted during oral sex?
Bhola Da : Chlamydia, human papillomavirus (HPV), gonorrhoea, herpes, hepatitis (multiple strains), and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—including HIV—can be transmitted through oral sex. Performing unprotected oral sex on a person infected with HPV might increase the risk of oral cancer.
Question: Is there a risk of HIV post oral sex?
Bhola Da : Risk of HIV is less(although not 0%) in case of oral sex. It is very important not to ejaculate into the partner’s mouth. Contact of body fluids can enhance the risk of HIV infection.
Question: Bhola Da, should I wear condoms while having oral sex?
Bhola Da : Please do so if you can, prevention is better than cure. If not condoms, dental dams can be useful. Covering of sensitive areas should be the focus and the stimulation must be given to protected areas only. For those of you in the dark, dental dams are thin squares of latex rubber. Silicone versions are available for those with latex allergies.
Question: Does swallowing my partner’s ejaculate post oral sex a deterrent to my health?
Bhola Da: Not at all. Semen is known to be the best source of fructose in the world. To add to it, various salts make it a great nutrient. Moreover, the semen will be digested by the body as any other nutrient sources. However, this comes with a rider. Semen may be conducive for the growth of numerous microorganisms. We have a huge number of bacterial colonies in our gut itself. So, better not swallow the cum. Additionally, infectious organisms might be present in the semen which may be a cause of concern. Swallowing semen also increases your risk of getting infected with HIV in case you don’t know the HIV status of your partner.
Bhola Da’s Tip: Remember, always practice safe sex and always wash your tool before and after the act.