Is oral sex safer than vaginal sex

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So you know about using condoms to prevent pregnancy and contracting STIs during sexual intercourse, but what about using protection during oral sex? While the risk of contracting most STIs from oral sex is lower than for vaginal or anal sex, there is still the risk of transmission. HPV , or human papillomavirus, is well known for causing the development of abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer, but can also cause mouth and throat cancer. Condoms and dental dams can be used to protect all parties involved in oral sex. Condoms should be placed completely covering the penis. Condoms need to be thrown away after each use and changed between having oral sex and penetrative sex.

Oral sex and STIs - what you need to know

Oral Sex Isn't Really Safe Sex

It's time for a serious chat about oral sex. You might think it's a danger-free zone compared to full-blown intercourse but, believe it or not, diseases can be spread by giving or receiving pleasure in this way. Cold sores are pretty common. You know that slightly tingly, sore spot you get just at the top of your lip that lasts for a week or two? That's a cold sore. It's caused by a tiny virus called herpes simplex. But what's that got to do with oral sex?

Is oral sex less risky than intercourse?

Sexual experiences include a range of behaviors, but research on sexual behaviors and consequences focuses primarily on vaginal sex. Oral sex occurs at rates similar to vaginal sex, and carries some, though less, risk than vaginal sex. The current study examined the event-level prevalence and consequences of oral sex compared to vaginal sex with other-sex partners in first year college students. Both positive intimacy, physical satisfaction and negative worrying about health, guilt consequences were less common for oral than vaginal sex.
Both men and women can give their partner oral sex. But oral sex has official medical names too: oral sex on a woman the vagina, vulva and clitoris is called cunnilingus, and oral sex on a man the penis is called fellatio. Oral sex can be a natural and enjoyable part of sex between partners if both of you enjoy it and consent to it.