Can I get a Sexually Transmitted Infection From Oral Sex? Yes, Different types od STIs can be spread through oral sex
What is oral sex?
Oral sex is a Sexual activity that involves using the mouth to stimulate the penis, vagina or anus. Just like normal sex, various forms of STIS can be spread through oral sex and the best way to keep yourself safe is by using a condom or a dental dam
Five Different STI’s You Could Get From Oral Sex
This could be initiated from the throat, rectum, vagina or urinary tract. People who have Chlamydia may not show symptoms. However, when they do, the symptoms varies from a sore throat, smell from vagina and pain when urinating.
Gonorrhea is another STI that could be gotten from oral sex. Some of its symptoms include a sore throat and nasty smell from the vagina. Although gonorrhea can be treated, there are certain strains which are now drug resistant
3Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Have you ever heard of genital warts? HPV is the cause of this small bumps that appear in clusters around the genital area. There is no cure for HPV currently but there are ways to remove genital warts.
This can appear as blisters around the mouth, anus, or genital area. There is no cure for Syphilis but the condition can be managed.
According to America Sexual Health Journal, certain things have been said to increase a person’s chances of getting HIV during oral sex, if exposed to an infected partner, such as having poor oral health, having bleeding gums or gum disease, having sores in the mouth or on the genitals, or being exposed to the “pre-cum” or “cum” (also known as pre-ejaculate or ejaculate) of an infected partner. However, no scientific studies have been done to show whether or not these factors actually do increase the risk of getting HIV or STI from oral sex
How To Prevent STI
When having oral sex, you are better off using condoms or dental dams which will lower the risk of infection transmission.
What To Do If You Have An STI?
Visit the nearest health center for tests and treatments.