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 Receiving Oral Sex Safe

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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
...time and become severe. I suggest you use polyurethane rather than latex condoms. (See below.)Be well.Dr. BobLATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEXDec 7, 2005 Dear Dr. Bob,this question is mostly for safe sex practices rather than HIV. Recently, had done a... Read more »

Oral Sex from Crack Addicts and HIV transmission

Dr. Bob, I hope you can address this specific situation-- a situation that does not seem to be... Read more »

Female Oral SexThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Can a woman who receives oral sex from an HIV infected person contract the disease? What are the... 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

...in Dallas. "Some kids have a different definition of what being sexually active means. For example, some girls will engage in oral sex and say, 'Well, I'm still a virgin,'" said Royster. "But they don't realize what comes with that in terms of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What You Should Know about Oral Sex

... Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...lubricants like Vaseline, oils, or creams can damage condoms and other latex barriers. Be sure to use water-based lubricants. Oral sex has some risk of transmitting HIV, especially if sexual fluids get in the mouth and if there are bleeding... Read more »
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 Read more »

a few months ago

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... i found out a few months ago that i am +. i know for sure i only could have been infected by receiving oral sex. i have been tested several times over the years and always negative. the ... Read more »

AT RISK?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I recieved oral sex from two prostitutes and engaged in protected sex...am I at a high risk or HIV infection? Read more »

receiving oral sex and different views of risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...here so please be nice. I have spent countless hours on the net and hotlines trying to find accurate information on receiving oral sex. I have been going crazy for the last 3 months. I had a bad sore throat exactly 1 month after the incident... Read more »