Oral Sex Health Risks

• It is possible to get sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea through oral sex.
• Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity for HIV, several reports show that people have become infected with HIV through oral sexual activity.
• Other factors also increase the risk of oral sex, including bad oral hygiene, genital sores, and the presence of other STDs.
• While the risk of becoming infected through unprotected oral sex is lower than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex, it is not risk-free.
• A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that people who had had more that five ‘oral partners’ had a ninefold increase in risk of cancer of the tonsils or tongue.
• According to the American Association for Cancer Research, more than 50% of all oral cancers are now HPV-related. And there’s no question that oral sex has become more common in society because it is seen as a way to get around having intercourse.

Straight Talk About Oral Sex
1. No boy who truly respects or cares about a girl would ask her to do this.
2.Some girls make the mistake of initiating oral sex because they think they can give a guy what he wants while avoiding pregnancy, but then discover that oral sex actually reduces intimacy.
3. Many sexually transmitted diseases—including herpes, chlamydia, and human papilloma virus—can be transmitted through oral sex.
4. If you’re a girl and you engage in oral sex, you risk experiencing the same feelings of being used that frequently follow uncommitted intercourse.
5. If you’re a boy and getting girls to do this, you’re disrespecting the girl (would you want somebody doing this to your sister?) and your future.