Monday, September 19, 2016

Risk of Oral Sex

Is oral sex less risky compared to penetrative sex?  

From what I have read so far, the answer to this question is yes.  Among the sexual acts, oral sex has less risk for HIV infection compared to penetrative sex (anal or vaginal).

HIV is transmitted through blood, semen or vaginal fluids and even breast milk.  The virus has to get through our bloodstream.

Now it does not mean if oral sex is less risky, you just suck anyone at anytime.  If you have sores or open wound in your mouth, having oral sex would increases the risk for infection.  Eating or even brushing your teeth can cause open wounds in your mouth.  So be careful.

As of the latest statistics, Cagayan de Oro is one of the 10 cities in the Philippines with high HIV infection.  In Mindanao, I think it is just second to Davao.

To avoid getting infected, the best thing to do is use a condom while having oral sex.  That is the only way to avoid contact of semen including pre-cum to your mouth.

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