Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is Oral Sex Safe

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

how safe is oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 months ago i had oral sex with a girl, we used protection in the vaginal sex but not in the oral ... how possible could i be infected?
please email me...i need to....


Read more »

How safe is performing oral sex now??? HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

If I'm HIV+, how safe is it to perform oral sex on an HIV- guy? Sometime I give him pretty intense oral and his penis has been cut (a little bleeding) ... does that make a difference? Or is the only concern being him coming into contact with... Read more »

how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

What exactly is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What exactly is safe sex? Is it practicing oral sex? And what is mutual masturbation? I've heard that its when you masturbate yourself in front of your parter but it seems to not make any sense. I thought that you were suppose to touch your partner... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Giving Oral sex with condom, Safe?

Dear doctor, I've known this guy for quite some time and we've started dating.. however we do not share much about our sexperiences and Im unclear of how 'clean' he is, although he seems responsible enuff as a married man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Allergic to Latex condoms and Protected Oral Sex (LATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEX)

Doctor, i had protected insertive oral sex with a CSW two weeks ago for 10-15 minutes. I have a mild allergy to latex condoms. symptoms include( slight burning sensation or irritation on shaft of my penis and discomfort on area below my stomach)....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.No, latex allergy per se would not increase your risk of HIV transmission.2.No. HIV is only a risk if there is "non-intact" skin, such as an open wound.3.If the sex was indeed protected, an HIV test wouldn't be warranted,... Read more »
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep! They aren't very tasty, however. In fact they kind of taste like my mother-in-law's "gourmet" chicken. There are a variety of flavored condoms you might want to try out to make his banana actually taste like a banana.... Read more »

how safe is oral sex?

If i perform oral sex on my new girlfriend how safe is it for me (I know it's safe for her 'cos I'm confident i have no infections)I don't know much about her sexual history...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The bottom line is that there are only a few cases documented by the CDC that demonstrate HIV transmission to a person performing oral sex on a woman. This is the best evidence that the risk of transmission through cunnilingus is very low.This means... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Ignorance Blamed for Local Rise in Teen STDs; Doctors Say Many Kids Think Oral Sex Safe

Health officials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are concerned about a 7 percent rise in reported STDs among local teenagers. Last year, the combined number of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, and Tarrant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Sex on TV: Some Teen Shows Neglect Protection -- POZ, January/February Issue

The January/February issue of POZ magazine ranks several television shows aimed at young audiences on whether their storylines involve preventing STDs or unwanted pregnancy. On a scale of one to 10 condoms (one being the lowest), "Glee" got the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Safe Sex Message Being Ignored

The latest data from the Department of Human Services show a continuing STD rate increase for Victoria. From 2002 to 2003, Victoria's chlamydia cases increased from 4,846 notifications to 6,485, occurring mainly among heterosexuals ages 20-24.... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

What exactly is AIDS? Which body fluids can transmit the HIV virus, and which ones don't? How is HIV transmitted? Can you get HIV through oral sex? What are the risks from fingering someone? Can you get HIV or another sexually transmitted... Read more »