Many people believe that because oral sex isn’t vaginal penetration, there is little to no risk. But while there isn’t a risk for pregnancy in this situation, someone can get all STIs, (except for pubic lice and Trichomoniasis) when engaging in oral sex with someone who has the infection. There are four ways in which someone can contract an STI. They are…
- Skin to skin contact
- Sexual fluids (vaginal fluids and semen)
- Mother to child
When someone is engaging in oral sex, they can come into contact with someone’s blood, sexual fluids, and/or skin. But the good news is that there are ways to prevent STI transmission from happening! Using a condom for oral sex on a penis will help drastically reduce the risk of transmitting an STI. If oral sex is being performed on the vagina or anus, a dental dam can be used to help reduce risk also! Someone can pick up free condoms and dental dams at Teen Clinic!
If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160!