Gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts and syphilis are among the infections that can be transmitted. Sex is a taboo - leaving people in the dark about how the act can damage their bodies and their partner's. But health experts fear that people are not protecting themselves against Sexually Transmitted Infections, as they do not realise they can be spread orally. The facts are that genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphillis are the most commonly spread diseases, but chlamydia, HIV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, genital warts and pubic lice can also be transmitted.
Not many women want to or think to ask about it. As doctors, we tell people that, in that sense, oral sex still counts. How many couples indulge in oral? Here's an idea: In a study in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality , approximately heterosexual college students were surveyed about their most recent sexual encounter.
Oral sex is sex that involves the mouth and the penis, vagina, or anus butt hole. Some other words for different kinds of oral sex are "blow job," "giving head," "going down on," "eating out," "sucking," "cunnilingus," or "rimming. There are a few known cases of people getting HIV from giving oral sex licking or sucking.