Back in the days, talks of oral sex were considered taboo. Be it heterosexual or homosexual oral sexual activities, people will give you scandalized stares if you even hint of the subject in a conversation. But that was then. Now that we live in a more liberated society, more and more people are starting to open up to the idea of oral sex.
Oral sex includes all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth. This may include the use of the teeth, tongue, and throat to stimulate the genitals. Cunnilingus is the term used for oral sex performed on a woman, and fellatio refers to oral sex performed on a man. Analingus, on the other hand, refers to oral stimulation of the anus. Couples engage in oral sex as part of the foreplay before the intercourse, or during or after intercourse. It can also be done for its own sake.
Benefits and Risk
Oral sex is beneficial in the sense that it is an extraordinarily effective way of helping a woman reach her climax. The extra stimulation provided by the tongue may help bring a woman to greater heights during orgasm. It can also help men who have minor difficulty obtaining an erection with the stimulation provided by a woman’s mouth, tongue, and throat. The best benefit of oral sex is that it cannot get you pregnant. Since there will be no direct contact of the genitals in this activity, a man’s sperm will not be able to reach a woman’s egg cell for fertilization.
Hearing of these benefits might entice you to be more liberal in engaging in oral sexual activities. However there are risks you might want to consider before doing it. Engaging in oral sex may prevent you from getting pregnant, but it does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and bacterial infection. Here are some infections you might acquire from having oral sex.
HIV. HIV can be passed on through oral sex, although it doesn’t happen frequently. You have to beware of engaging in cunnilingus or fellatio if you have ulcerations in the mouth as it increases the risk.
Chlamydia. This bacterial infection may also appear in the mouth aside from the genital area. Performing oral sex on someone infected with this condition may pass the bacteria from their genital to the mouth of the given, and vice versa. A person with Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria in the mouth may pass it onto a receiver of oral sex.