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The risk of getting an STI from oral sex is a little different from the risk of vaginal sex, so let’s go over the details.
The head of the penis has skin like this, and so do the labia, vagina, and rectum. The inside of the mouth and the throat have the same kind of skin.
Serious or casual, condom or no condom—don’t let sex (and its logistics) be the benchmark for where you stand with someone you’re dating.
STIs are bacteria or viruses that rely on a certain kind of skin, known as a mucous membrane.
Receiving oral sex from a partner with oral herpes can cause genital herpes. The best way to protect yourself from herpes is to use a barrier between mouth and genitals/rectum.
You can use a male or female condom, a natural latex rubber sheet, a dental dam, or cut open a non-lubricated condom.
Barriers may also help reduce HPV transmission, although they may not work as reliably for HPV as for other STIs. Herpes is most likely to be passed from person to person when there are blisters or sores, but it can be passed when there are no visible blisters or sores too.
The virus is quite happy to live in the mouth and back of the throat. HSV-1 most commonly causes cold sores around the mouth, and HSV-2 most commonly causes genital herpes.
“‘We’re only sleeping with each other’ can have a whispered subtext of ,” she says.
That’s what happened to Anne, 26, who was hooking up with a guy she really liked for two months before the no-condom convo.
“We are mating and dating in a culture defined by instant gratification.
For a long time, it was commitment first, sex later.