Thinking of a new way to get close this Vday? Oral sex isn't as risk-free as you think
So you’ve decided to have oral sex with your partner… what comes next? Oral sex isn’t as risk-free as you might think.
Take these steps to ensure you’re playing it safe.
First things first. Take steps to know yours and your partners STD status. Ask them if they have been tested and if so - for what and when. If they haven’t been tested or tested recently, suggest you go together.
Some couples like to dabble in oral sex as a safer alternative to vaginal or anal sex. Here are some common Q&A’s about oral sex:
- Can I get Pregnant? The answer to this question is No. You cannot get pregnant from oral sex.
- What about STD’s? If you have oral sex, you are still at risk for contracting STD’s like Herpes, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
- How do I reduce the risks? Condoms, Condoms, Condoms. Both male and female condoms are effective at preventing pregnancy AND protecting against getting or giving STDs. Dental Dams, are also a good option when performing oral sex. The small, square shaped piece of latex serves as a barrier from skin to skin contact.
Don’t like the taste of latex or the smell? Don’t worry. There are condoms in almost any flavor!