oral sex can be fun, but it can also spread disease. Oral sex puts you into contact with skin and body fluids—semen, vaginal fluids, blood, urine, feces, breast milk—any of which can contain disease-causing viruses or bacteria. And spitting out these fluids will not protect you from infection.
While abstinence from oral-penile (fellatio, “blow job”), oral-vaginal (cunnilingus) and oral-anal (analingus, “rimming”) contact is the most effective protection against stis
during oral sex, there are ways to make these acts safer.
Explore barrier methods.
There are many brands, styles, types and flavors to choose from, so experiment to find one that works for you. If you’re in a relationship, find a method that both you and your partner can enjoy so you’ll be more inclined to use it regularly.
always have your barrier method of choice on hand. Correct and consistent use of protection is key in lowering your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection
Use a barrier every time.
Use a new barrier for each oral sex act. Carefully remove and discard used barriers, and steer clear of fluid contact.
Look before you lick.
Just because someone looks disease-free on the outside doesn’t mean that they are! if you see lesions, growths or unusual discharge in the genital area, hold off. These symptoms can be due to numerous stis, and physical contact with them can lead to infection