Based on recent studies that have been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, oral sex is sexual activity that a lot of spread of sexually transmitted infections, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and herpes.
"The good news is, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be cured. But the bad news, HPV and herpes are not curable sexually transmitted infections and is a very commonly transmitted through oral sex," explains J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, professor at Indiana University's School of Medicine, as reported by Menshealth, Wednesday (02/29/2012).
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one cause of cervical cancer or cervical cancer, the latter known to be transmitted through oral sex. The virus can be believed to cause cancer of the tongue, throat cancer and throat cancer.
What to do?
If you want to try oral sex with a partner, make sure that your body is clean. If your new spouse, it is recommended to use a condom or dental dam (thin latex lining the mouth) to protect the secretions and prevent infection.
In addition, make sure you both really healthy (not infected with sexual transmitted diseases) before sexual activity, could be tested regularly in the genital and oral cavity.
"Many clinics only examine the genitals. So, if you are tested, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, a test of the genitals are not going to say one thing about whether there is infection in the throat," said Fortenberry.
Moreover, the majority of oral STI have no symptoms. And because many people do not realize it, there should be an oral test. Find out if you are at risk by doing the test by using saliva samples. detik.com