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covet it or not?

Dec 2, 2008

Hi Doc,props for all your good works first off.My question is simple,if you dont know your partner and you either want to give or receive a blowjob,is it BEST to always wear a condom?Is there other stds you can get orally besides hiv?Why would anyone risk exposure if its not 100% safe,just because the risk is minimal?So,to cover or not?

Response from Dr. Frascino


There are a variety of STDs that can be transmitted/acquired via oral sex. These include syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and non-gonococcal urethritis among others. HIV can be transmitted orally and having a concurrent STD can increase the chances of getting infected with the virus. However, in general HIV is not easy to get from oral sex. That is why some folks have decided not to use protection. For them the low risk is an acceptable risk. For others any even potential risk is unacceptable. You can read much more about oral sex in the archives. We have a whole chapter devoted to it! Check it out!

Also I should point out that "to covet" (as in the title of your post) a Mr. Happy is something completely different that "to cover" a Mr. Happy for "sexytime" (as Borat would say). Be well.

Dr. Bob

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