Licking cum risk? Please help! :)
Apr 14, 2014
Hi! I had oral sex with a man who's status is unknown but I am asking in case he is positive. I didn't swallow his cum, but he came on my stomach and picked some semen up and I licked it off his finger. Could HIV be transmitted this way? I really appreciate it.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the person placing his or her mouth on someone else's genitals, the risk may be slightly higher but still very very low. Theoretically, obvious cuts, wounds, sores, or infections in the mouth could raise this risk. But relatively speaking this is still considered to be a low-risk sexual activity as the mouth is not a hospitable place for the HIV virus. Please note that other sexually transmitted infections are readily spread via oral contact and you may need to be checked for these.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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