If you thought oral sex was safe sex, you have another thing coming.
Oral sex is often seen as a safer form of sexual activity because there is no risk for pregnancy and the chances of contracting HIV are much lower than when having penetrative intercourse, but the risks are still considerable.
Getting herpes is one of the biggest STD risks during oral sex, but the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis infections can live in the mouth and get passed from the mouth or throat to the penis as well, putting both the partner performing and the partner receiving oral sex at risk.
However, men are more susceptible to getting an infection when receiving oral sex than women because the penis can hit the back of the throat. It is very possible for a healthy, STD-free penis to become infected after receiving oral sex from someone who has the bacteria in their mouth.
· 1 decade ago