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Regarding cunnlingus
Jul 28, 2002

Dear Ryan, In your answer to one of the questions in your forum, you said if both partners are healthy (means no stds or hiv) then cunnlingus does not harm. However, allow me to ask this question. Urine goes out via the vagina, and there is always some dirty particles attached to the genital area even it is washed, would this dirty particles cause any kind of baterial or viral infections at all? Thank you

Response from Mr. Kull

Oral contact with urine poses little risk to the receptive person. If your partner has no known sexaully transmitted infections, then there is no risk of transmission of STIs to you.

Here's some info about possible infections through contact with urine:

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can be transmitted through urine. Many people are not adversely affected by infection with CMV. In some cases, CMV infection can lead to a mono-like illness, which usually resolves on it's own. Certain groups are at high-risk for more serious CMV-related complications: the unborn baby during pregnancy, people who work with children, and immunocompromised people, such as organ transplant recipients and the HIV infected.

Hepatitis B is present in bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, saliva, and urine. Mucous membrane contact with a hepatitis B infected person's urine could pose a risk for transmission.

Other infections of the urogenital tract could theoretically pose a risk of infection to you when you get urine in your body. Microorganisms that "live" in the urethra (like those that cause gonorrhea or chlamydia) or others that might be present in genital fluid (like hepatitis) could be carried out by urine and into your body. Mucosal contact (the lining of the mouth or rectum) with these organsisms could pose a risk for infection, but there isn't a whole lot of proof to support this.

RMK



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