4 Ways to Have Safe Oral Sex - Necessary Precautions

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Dr. Amit Joshi 93% (116 ratings)
M.D.Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
Sexologist, Jaipur  •  18 years experience
4 Ways to Have Safe Oral Sex - Necessary Precautions

Oral sex is a form of sexual activity, which involves the arousal of one's genitalia by his/her partner using the mouth (tongue, lips and throat). It is also called Cunnilingus (performed on a female) and fellatio (performed on a male). It is done before intercourse and during foreplay for sexual arousal. It is safe as compared to vaginal or anal sex, the rate of getting STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) or HIV is comparatively lower.

Oral sex can spice up your life and can also make your partner reach orgasm. It is also a safe way of getting sexual pleasure without getting pregnant. But necessary precautions must be taken in order to have safe oral sex. So here we try to find out some tips for oral sex without receiving sexual health risk.

4 Tips for Safe Oral Sex

  1. Throat Cancer from oral sex: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a cancerous virus found in the body of infected people. This virus can be transmitted to the person with whom you are engaging in oral sex. Studies show that people who engage with more than 6 sexual partners at once are more prone to get oral cancer. It is advisable to get your partner tested for the HPV virus before engaging in oral sex.
  2. Oral Sex also causes stress: Oral sex is generally related to hygiene, therefore the partner can be self-conscious and worried about his/her genital hygiene. If oral sex is performed on a daily basis, some people prefer to wax their pubic hair often. This is harmful because it can cause red bumps and burning sensation occurs. It is advisable to trim your pubic hair and wash it properly before engaging in oral sex.
  3. Use of Condom: A condom should be worn by the male during oral sex so that there is no risk of male fluid entering the woman's body.
  4. Use of Latex: A latex, which is made into a thin sheet called a dental dam can be used on the vagina or anus. This creates a thin barrier between the mouth and the genitalia. Hence, the chances of getting infected by sexually transmitted diseases are greatly reduced.

Oral sex can be pleasurable and fun, but the risks of getting sexually transmitted diseases like herpes, gonorrhea, and crabs is not altogether misplaced. So it is advisable to use proper protection and to maintain hygiene before engaging in oral sex. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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