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Is there any chance of contracting an STD from oral sex ??

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asked Jun 8, 2013 in Questions by sumo (160 points)
edited Jun 8, 2013 by longhands1

I want to do oral sex with my girlfriend.

Is there any chance of getting affected by an STD during oral or anal sex...?

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suno,

It is difficult to say if oral sex is responsible for STDs as people engage in different kinds of sex and not only oral sex. So research on this is limited. But oral sex is one of the ways that one can contract STD/STIs. Some of the common STDs are

Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphillis, Yeast Infections, HIV and more.

If the vagina, cervix, anus, penis or mouth come in contact with infected secretions or fluids then transmission of STDs is possible.

Ejaculations are not necessary for gonorrhea to be transmitted as these germs survive in the throat and infections from oral sex can spread.

Herpes is transmitted via skin contact. Remember that there need not be visible signs of a sore. Often the person who has herpes is not even aware of having the disease.

HIV can be transmiitted through oral sex, via semen, vaginal secretions or blood. HIV is not transmitted via saliva and deep kissing.

Use of condoms and dental dams helps to make oral sex safer. Avoid brushing your teeth before oral sex as this can cause small cuts that could increase the risk of transmission of fluids.

answered Jun 8, 2013 by longhands1 (75,160 points)
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Sure friend. Oral sex can also lead to STD. Anal sex also cause STD.
Avoid STD infected bedmates.
answered Jun 9, 2013 by sharpcurve (790 points)
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Dear sumo,diseases can be transmitted through oral sex, HerpesThis is the most commonly transmitted STD through oral sex.There aretwo types of herpessimplex virus (HSV) infection: HSV 1, which causes sores around the mouth, and HSV 2 which is responsible for genital sores. It is possible for a person with HSV 1 totransmit the virus and cause genital sores on the receiving partner. It is also possible, although rare, for HSV 2 to be transmitted from genital to mouth contact, causing mouth sores.It ispossible to transmit and catch herpes even during times when there are no symptoms.Certain medications, such as Zovirax, and the use of condoms ordental dams can help to lessen the chance of transmission, but won’t eliminate it entirely.
HPV(human papillomavirus)Also referred to as genital warts, HPV can also be transmitted via oral sex. In fact, HPV acquired through oral sex is believed to be amain cause of throat cancer.Condoms and dental dams are effective in reducing the transmission rate of HPV through oral sex, but they do not prevent it,entirely, since, like with herpes, thedisease is spread through skin to skin contact, rather than through bodily fluids.HPV presents as small, hard, generally painless white bumps on the genitalia and is a major cause of cancer in women.GonorrheaSometimes called “The Clap,” gonorrhea is very easily transmitted through oral sex, mostoften causing throat infections, which are difficult to treat, but usually resolve in a matter of three to four months.It is less likely to be transmitted from a female to a partner, since the site of infection is at the cervix,which doesn’t come into play during cunnilingus.Oral gonorrhea can produce a sorethroat, difficulty swallowing, red spots and white/yellow discharge. Oral gonorrhea can also be transmitted to another person through oral sex, manifesting as an infection of the genitals.Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics, but in recent years, antibiotic resistant strains of the disease have been emerging, making it difficult to treat. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and epididymitis in men, which can both lead to infertility.SyphilisIt is extremely transmittable via  oral sex. It is only contagious during symptomatic phases, however, in some phases of the disease, the painless sores are easyto overlook.The symptoms include sores, skin rash and lesions on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, fever, swollen lymph nodes, hair loss, headaches, weight loss and exhaustion.Left untreated, syphilis can damageinternal organs, including the brain. Late stage syphilis causes blindness, paralysis, trouble coordinating muscle movements and even death.  It is also treated with antibiotics.Hepatitis BIt may not be transmittable through traditional oral sex, but oral to anal contact is a risk factor. Fortunately, most people are being vaccinated for hepatitis B.Oral to anal sex also comes with a risk for hepatitis A, which isn’t as widely given. If you practice this type of oral sex, ask your doctor for a hepatitis A vaccine.HIVIt is transmitted primarily through vaginal or anal sex, but it is possible to transmit it via oral sex.The risk is increased when cuts or sores in the mouth are present, when ejaculate is taken into the mouth, and when the person receiving oral sex is infected with other STDs in addition to HIV.The risk of contracting HIV through receiving oral sex is low, as it is not transmitted through saliva. The risk of giving oral sex toan infected partner is much higher,as it is transmitted through genital secretions.Condoms and dental dams provide an effective line of defense.
answered Jun 9, 2013 by mks786 (185 points)
commented Jun 10, 2013 by longhands1 (75,160 points)

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As a rule any kind of unprotected sex can lead to STD.
With oral sex if your partner is carrying any type of STD and you happen to have a lesion in your mouth as a result of the fluid exchanges you can get STD.
So the bottom line is be faithful to your partner and never ever indulge in unprotected sex with people whom you can't be sure off!!!!!!
answered Jun 9, 2013 by Sudeep Mohan (3,100 points)
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Dear sumo,

If you and you girlfriend dont have any other sexual partner in your life and you both are free from STD then you can do any type of sex and oral sex also.

If you both are not sure about your health then go for std's checkup in nearest government hospital and get report from them.if you both are free from STD then you can do oral sex.

As std is transmitted by exchange of body fluids like sperm,saliva,vaginal fluids and all fluid exchange so if you are not sure about your girlfriend and don't want to go to government hospital dont do oral sex thats the best option.
answered Jun 10, 2013 by neeraj123 (1,560 points)
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its not safe , specially when you have sex with a patner who have risk of having STD. Your gum bleeding increase the risk of having STD. You may have oral gonorrhoea , herpes though you have a  healthy gum
answered Jun 11, 2013 by saiful45 (195 points)
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