Oral Sex – known by a number of different names is considered pleasurable and one of the low risk activities you and your partner can try. It is totally upto the partners if they wish to go ahead with it. However, it is important to know the answers of the top 07 questions we have been asked time and again about the act? 01- Should I spit or swallow? Ans- It is completely your choice. Even though swallowing the semen is not an issue, it can still put you at a risk of transmitting an STI. You can communicate with your partner and try other options like using a tissue, condom or asking them to finish somewhere else.
02- Can I get an STD from oral sex? Ans- Yes, if the act is done without using any protection, you can contact STDs easily. Hence it is always great to use protection. Some of the most common STDs are Oral Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, HPV and more.
03- Can I get pregnant from having oral sex? Ans- No, you cannot get pregnant with having oral sex alone. It is important for the sperms to reach the uterus and even if you choose to swallow semen, the sperms will end up in your digestive tract. So in simple words, you’re safe.
04- What should I do if my partner wants something I am not comfortable with? Ans- Well in that case, simply say NO. Communicate with your partner; tell them you’re not comfortable with and discuss what you both can comfortably try.
05- How can I keep myself hygienic down there? Ans- People often hesitate to indulge in oral sex because of fear of lack of hygiene. There is no way you can make yourself smell like roses and meadows down there, but what you can do is use simple water and cleanser and clean up yourself. If you feel too conscious, you can take a shower or use unscented wipes to clean yourself.
06- How can I protect myself from contacting any STDs during oral sex? Ans- By using protection. There are a number of options available for you and your partner to try. Flavoured condoms, dental dams and tongue condoms, to name a few. You can also ensure safety by not indulging in the act if you have any cuts in your mouth to avoid bacterial infections. Also, you can brush your teeth and use a mouthwash to remove any unwanted bacteria. Also, don’t forget to keep your hands clean. 07- Am I still a virgin of I engage in Oral sex? Ans- The answer to this question depends upon how you perceive the concept of virginity. If losing your virginity means having penetrative sex, then yes, you are still a virgin even if you engage in oral sex. PS- Virginity is a social construct made by a patriarchal society to oppress and control women’s desires.