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Oral Sex & You: What you need to know to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Oral sex can be fun, but it can also spread disease. (Gross, right?)
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). One in four people in the United States with HIV is female.
Can I get HIV from a blowjob? From giving head? From getting a BJ? Or from swallowing semen?. Oral sex is “low risk” in terms of getting HIV. There is no transmission risks for receiving oral sex.
True: You can’t get pregnant from having oral sex. False: You can’t get sexually transmitted infections or diseases (STI) from having oral sex. Sorry, but it’s possible:
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Women who have sex only with women might think they are safe from HIV. This type of HIV transmission is rare. If you are a woman and your female partner has HIV, you can get it if you have cuts, bleeding gums, or sores in your mouth and you give oral sex.
The chance that an HIV-negative person will get HIV from oral sex with an HIV-positive partner is extremely low. Oral sex involves putting the mouth on the penis (fellatio), vagina (cunnilingus), or anus (anilingus).
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Oral sex is a great way to get closer to someone and learn what turns each other on, but it does carry a very small risk of HIV.