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"what you can get from oral sex"
 
LAST EDITED ON May-21-07 AT 03:45 PM (CST) by Rajah (admin)
 
http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2005/1/20/oralSexNotAsSafeAsYouMightThink (Link updated - Rajah)

Oral sex not as safe as you might think

by Lauren Gong
Thursday, January 20, 2005
last updated January 19, 2005 10:23 PM

After a wild Saturday night, it’s not rare that you hear, “Yeah, we hooked up . . . sex? oh god no . . . I would never do that. I just gave him head.” Or, “So did you spit or did you swallow?”
Milkshake, tea-bagging, lewinsky, fellatio, giving head, blow-job, cunnilingus — all common words for an increasingly common practice: oral sex. Many girls and guys on college campuses everywhere use oral sex as a supposedly safer alternative to intercourse. But whether it is truly safer when it comes to STDs or emotional attachment is debatable.

According to student volunteers at the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center at Vaden, there are many risks associated with unprotected oral sex. Some STDs that are passed on from oral sex include oral herpes, chlamydia of the throat, yeast infection, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis A and E, HIV, and in rare cases HPV, which can be transmitted as blisters on the vocal cords.

Some of these STDs are more common than others. According to Senior Elise Hunter, co-director of the SHPRC, the two most common STDs passed through oral contact are Herpes I and II, and chlamydia.

A common misconception is that Herpes I is restricted to the oral area and Herpes II is restricted to the genital region. In reality, the two can appear in either location. HIV is a fatal disease that can be transmitted through oral contact. The risk is increased if the person giving oral stimulation has sores in his or her mouth.

In terms of STD risks, oral sex is about as dangerous as sexual intercourse without a condom. Heterosexual intercourse carries the risk of pregnancy, unlike any form of oral sex alone. Of course, overall risk depends on the communication level between partners, sexual histories, frequency of contact and whether or not they are regularly tested.

If one doesn’t know the STD status of his or her partner, the SHPRC suggests using protection when engaging in any sexual activity.

To keep safe, there are many options. The best way to prevent STDs is to use protective barriers such as condoms or dental dams, which are little squares of latex that can be spread over genitals during oral sex. Most barriers are made of latex or polyurethene, and many flavored varieties are made specifically for oral sex.

Also, never have sex during breakouts, symptomatic of viruses such as HPV and Herpes. You should also wait for curable infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis to clear up before you engage in any sexual activity.

“It’s so easy to carry a condom or dental dam, and they’re not as unsexy as people seem to think,” said senior Sara Weekly, co-instructor of the SHPRC sex class. “You can make a condom sexy, so try it. And one night is not worth warts on your vocal cords or yeast infection discharge running down your throat.”

Weekly also informed me that 25 percent of college students have an STD. And for those of you who are thinking, “pshh, these national statistics don’t apply to a place like Stanford,” think again. The top three STDs on the farm are, in order, HPV, herpes and chlamydia.

STDs are the primary medical risk when engaging in unprotected sex, but there are other dangers to hook-ups such as emotional attachment. A fair number of people I have talked to define a hook-up as “anything but intercourse.” So why is oral any different? Why are more emotions attached to one bodily orifice than another?

Oral sex is still a sexual activity like any other. There is still intimacy, pleasure and emotion, not to mention the risks associated with actual sex.

I guess what it comes down to is psychology: how people perceive what is sex and what is not — often a very a personal definition. Many students agree there is a way to mentally detach yourself when you feel you are not giving all of yourself away.

“It’s totally cool and healthy as long as it’s consensual and people make healthy, protective decisions emotionally and physically,” Weekly said. “People can make their own decisions about when and with whom to do it, and whether or not they’ll consider it ‘real sex.’ ”

So whatever stance one takes on this subject, it’s just good common sense to be informed about exactly what he or she is getting themself into. And if I can offer one last piece of advice: Remember the golden rule — always do unto others as you would like others to do unto you.


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  RE: what you can get from oral sex omdomt Jan-22-05 1
     RE: what you can get from oral sex girl from canada Jan-22-05 2
         RE: what you can get from oral sex omdomt Jan-22-05 3
             RE: what you can get from oral sex muffin Jan-22-05 4
             RE: what you can get from oral sex girl from canada Jan-22-05 5
             RE: what you can get from oral sex omdomt Jan-23-05 6
                 RE: what you can get from oral sex girl from canada Jan-24-05 7
  RE: what you can get from oral sex IGotsColdSores May-03-05 8
     RE: what you can get from oral sex Della May-05-05 9
         RE: what you can get from oral sex eddii Jun-10-05 10
             RE: what you can get from oral sex erin Jun-26-05 11
     RE: what you can get from oral sex Neko Sep-07-05 13
         RE: what you can get from oral sex Kayley1 Sep-26-05 14
             RE: what you can get from oral sex starrwatcherr Sep-26-05 15
         RE: what you can get from oral sex Holla Nov-30-05 18
     RE: what you can get from oral sex Lisa2 Nov-29-05 17
  RE: what you can get from oral sex scared566 Jul-23-05 12
  RE: what you can get from oral sex martina malone Dec-11-05 19
     RE: what you can get from oral sex Mandi Dec-13-05 20
  RE: what you can get from oral sex surfboy Jan-10-06 21
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         RE: ??????????? starrwatcherr Jan-10-06 23
     RE: what you can get from oral sex muffinadmin Jan-11-06 24
     RE: what you can get from oral sex huh? Jan-14-06 25
         RE: what you can get from oral sex surfboy Jan-15-06 26
             RE: what you can get from oral sex surfboy Jan-19-06 27
                 RE: what you can get from oral sex london Jan-19-06 28
                     RE: what you can get from oral sex ejk235 May-19-06 29
                         RE: what you can get from oral sex muffin May-19-06 30
                             RE: what you can get from oral sex auntiejessiadmin May-19-06 31
                         RE: what you can get from oral sex Fairly new May-25-06 32
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omdomt
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1. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   wonderful and informative article Muffin, thx

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2. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Hold on...let me just go glue a condom to my mouth.
2 questions:
1. which stds can be transmitted orally and then show symptoms genitally (or anywhere other than your mouth/throat)? I've been confused about this for a long time
2. I hate the taste of condoms, and most flavored condoms are so sweet the taste becomes kind of nauseating after a few seconds. Any brand and/or flavour recommendations?
GFC

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3. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   1. which stds can be transmitted orally and then show symptoms genitally (or anywhere other than your mouth/throat)? I've been confused about this for a long time

umm, none, if you have and STD in your mouth and u kiss, it can transmitt there, if you have it genitally, and you receive oral , same goes for giver, if you have STD genitally and have intercourse, it can be transmitted to there genitals. It can be same type in both places at the same time too(rare but can happen) or type 1 orally and type 2 genitally.

2. I hate the taste of condoms, and most flavored condoms are so sweet the taste becomes kind of nauseating after a few seconds. Any brand and/or flavour recommendations?

Use non flavored and get chocolate or vanilla flavored whip cream,chocolate syrup, honey, u name it, be creative

OmdOmt


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muffinadmin
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Jan-22-05, 10:01 PM (CST)
 
4. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Good suggestion omdomt re: flavored condom alternatives.

RE: std transmission affecting other body parts besides the point of contact...you would have to be careful with some of the stds. For example, if you get hiv or hepatitis, they do go systemic.

Syphillis left untreated can lead to insanity, blindness, prarlysis.

This site has fact sheets about many stds...
http://www.ashastd.org/stdfaqs/index.html


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5. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   hey omdomt,
okay sorry your oral vs. genital explanation totally lost me. Maybe a better question is what stds can you get and carry in your mouth?
as for condoms, doesn't whipped cream have oil in it? Wouldn't that break down the condom? Chocolate syrup sounds like a good idea though...yummmm.
thanks
GFC

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It's Alright Ma, Bob Dylan


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6. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   replying to my own post to clear this up,lol
if YOU have hsv, either type orally, you can pass it through kissing (mouth or genitals) someone else. If you have hsv genitally, you can pass it from genital intercourse/skin to skin contact/ receiving oral sex(into givers mouth). The "can" word applies because you know you have it,(or partner does) it doesn't mean you will infect everything you come in contact with but precautions should be taken. Does that make more sense GFC??
I have no info on the oil in whip cream,lol, nothing ever broke/dissolved in my experiences, hope this helps.

and see Muffins post, good info there for you

OmdOmt


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girl from canada
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Jan-24-05, 12:11 PM (CST)
 
7. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Hey,
Ok I get it now Omdomt, thanks.
also thanks muffin that's a good site.
I don't think we'll find specifics on the whipped cream issue but it does definitely have oil (in a can...in fact it is an edible oil product)and generally oil and latex are not a good combo. Maybe I'll do an at home test...hehehe I'll let you know what makes it break and what doesn't
-GFC


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8. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   I'm a 25-year old guy. I've had cold sores for as long as I can remember, since I was just a little kid. My father also gets them, and since I had them for so long I just sorta accepted them as a way of life and never really wondered too much about them. I only get one once every few months, hardly even bothersome. Recently I've started reading about what causes these things, and now I'm a little concerned. I had no idea these little things were even related to genital herpes, and I'm worried about transmission. I'm not in a relationship right now, but I've had a few intimate relationships in the past (including the recent past). I'm just wondering, what kind of precautions should I be taking here? I've read that you can spread the virus regardless of whether you have a cold sore, is this true? If I'm in an intimate relationship with someone who does not have the virus, should I avoid kissing even when I'm not experiencing a cold sore? Am I going to have to give up on giving oral sex (probably my favorite intimate activity) entirely?


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9. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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Hey,

>I'm not in a
>relationship right now, but I've had a few intimate
>relationships in the past (including the recent past). I'm
>just wondering, what kind of precautions should I be taking
>here?

'Round here we like to recommend the following:

1) be informed! talk about STDs and oral herpes with your partner and make sure everybody knows what everybody has
2) find out if they have it too; most people have oral herpes which means you have less to worry about (but you should still do #3 below no matter what)
3) avoid contact during prodromes (usually an itchy/tingly sensation) and active outbreaks

Did I forget anything guys?

>I've read that you can spread the virus regardless of
>whether you have a cold sore, is this true?

Yes. But don't lose sleep over it. Do what you can to prevent transmission (see above), but beyond that I wouldn't worry.

>If I'm in an
>intimate relationship with someone who does not have the
>virus, should I avoid kissing even when I'm not experiencing
>a cold sore?

Not unless you're a glutton for punishment.

>Am I going to have to give up on giving oral
>sex (probably my favorite intimate activity)
>entirely?

Oh really? Where do you live? Single? heehee.

Take care,
~Della


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eddii
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Jun-10-05, 11:12 AM (CST)
 
10. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   what about how u do oral on a girl without risking going blind?


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erin
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Jun-26-05, 09:48 PM (CST)
 
11. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   you NEVER have to give up oral sex on a woman!!!

you can use plastic wrap on her... it is large and you can cover everything...
you can cut the top and bottom off a condom, then split it down the middle and carfully hold it there...
there is also a 'dental dam' you can buy, it is a square peice of rubber to hold over her your your mouth...
plastic wrap is the best, cause it is large (as large as you want it...)

and if a condom is only used for oral, i think it's safe to rinse them, but thats a question of person paranioa lol


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13. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Hey there. I don't really want to scare you, but transmission is possible even if you aren't experiencing an outbreak. It actually happened to me in the recent past. The guy I was with wasn't having an outbreak, but about 5 days after I received oral pleasure I started my first outbreak. I got tested, and it is HSV-1 (oral). I hear that this is really uncommon, but just thought I would let you know. Hopefully I didn't shatter your world!! Good luck


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14. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   maybe I'm misunderstanding you but........Ghsv1 is not uncommon. Many people have ghsv1(oral to genital or genital to oral). There has been a big rising in the percentages of people having ghsv type 1 because people don't know about it or don't think its common. If someone goes down on you with or without a cold sore (if they are without they could be shedding the virus) you could get genital herpes. If you kiss someone that has a cold sore on his or her mouth they can pass it to you on your mouth. What is uncommon altough, is someone that has type 1 oral and type 1 genitally and vice-versa. Ex; if you have type 1 orally and you have sex with someone that has type 1 genitally you probably won't get hsv1 "down below" because you alreaddy have type 1 antibodies. The same with type 2. But, type 1 genitally can go into type 2 gentally. Sorry to correct you but I thought you all needed to know. Have a good night. Take care!

"Genital herpes is a skin rash that comes back."
Kayley/Kristy


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15. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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>But, type 1 genitally
>can go into type 2 gentally.

good info Kayley. thought i'd point this one out though since ghsv1 won't turn into ghsv2...having type one doesn't protect you from contracting type two, (so you could technically contract both genitally) but as far as one type turning into another..that won't happen.

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Holla
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Nov-30-05, 03:05 PM (CST)
 
18. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Oral sex leading to genital HSV1 is now the most common form of genital herpes. It is the cause of 1/3 of cases of genital herpes. You aren't alone!


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Lisa2
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Nov-29-05, 07:44 PM (CST)
 
17. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   It would be good to discuss your cold sore history before you kiss to let her know, ask if she's ever had them, and realize about 2/3 of people have HSV1- though many never recall having a cold sore. In the absence of symptoms, the only way to find out is a blood test.

You don't have to give up oral sex. I had an ex that had a history of (rare) oral cold sores, but I still wanted to kiss him and have him go down on me. I don't have HSV1. Sure I could have potentially gotten it, he could have gotten HSV2 from me. But I didn't, and he didn't, and we had a whole lot of great sex-including lots of oral- for years.

The only ground rule of what you can and can't do sexually is honesty. You need to discuss risks with your partner before putting them at risk, and give them the choice of how much risk they want to take. There are precautions that can reduce risk, and there are other factors that determine relative risk. So you might date one girl #1 who you tell, and turns out after being informed about the risks and how common HSV1 really is, chooses to recieve oral sex au naturel becuase she loves recieving it and would rather take a risk of unprotected oral-genital contact than get oral through a dental dam. You may date another girl #2 who is more concerned about transmission, so she gets a blood test and it turns out she is seropositive for HSV1 but never recalls having a cold sore. In her case, risk of genital transmission would be fairly low, and with that info, she may decide to go the route of girl #1. Then some day you might be with girl #3 and she is very concerned and is not all that keen on recieving oral sex anyway, and she gets tested and is negative for HSV1 and HSV2, and she just may not feel comfortable recieving oral sex at all, even with dental dams. Then you would need to decide if you can live with that, or if that is a deal-breaker in your relationship, or if you want to wait and see if she will get more comfortable with time.

It all depends on the relationship and what you are both comfortable with.


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12. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   all i know is that you can get almost every STD through oral sex including HIV. I know that you can get HSV-1 or HSV-2 or clamydia very easily through oral sex because i did a ton of research and talked to three gynocologists about it, so keep yourself safe, even if you and your partner both have HSV-1 or HSV-2 you never know if they might have HIV also so just keep yourself protectsed because you can learn to live with Herpes but HIV you can die from so always be protected even if you haven't always in the past, because only you can make and change your future but the past is done


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19. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   is it very true that chlamydia can occur during oral sex


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20. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   I have contracted Chlamydia orally. I was drugged one night in college. Thought I had a sore throat from partying too much the night before, but nope an STD. I had it orally and vaginally. the treatment anitbotics suck. But I was lucky that I did not get a life threating disease. However, years later I contracted HSV-2 from my boyfriend. He had no signs. Still does not, has been tested twice, and his doctor thinks I am crazy. We even used protection. But needless to say, the damage was already done when I had my first outbreak and I now have HSV-2 in both regions. But there are some great sites for support and information. Stay informed, you could be the 1 in a million that contracts it even though you think you have taken every precaution.


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21. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-11-06 AT 09:42 PM (CST) by Rajah (admin)
 
And trust your instincts!!!! The night that I received oral sex from a hookup because thought that was safe I had the eery feelin that night that something was going to go wrong. Don't hang around with binge drinkers and have the guts to say no to them. These binge drinkers usually don't believe in God and have absolutely no morals. I found out the hard way. WATCH OUT FOR WHO YOU MEET UP WITH IN COLLEGE. IF YOU GET THE EERY FEELING, TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!!!!!!!!!! I WISHED I HAD AND I'LL PROBABLY HAVE THE REST OF MY LIFE TO THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!

Sex isn't wright or wrong, just do it only with people that you know. What you don't know can kill you....as I had to find out the hard way. I got mine from the daughter of a doctor and a nurse. Yes, It takes two to tango, but she really had no morals.

You know who you are, Ms. ((Name and location removed)).


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22. "???????????"
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   You are wrong for that comment. What about yourself. Your in the same situation now. So what does that make you.


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surfboy, not only are you out of line with your comments but you are wrong about the image of herpes. this virus does not descriminate, it just takes one time. it could be your first or your 100th... promiscuity does not equate herpes. It's worth considering she did not know, the majority of those with hsv2 don't know since it's not on the std screening and they lack any obvious symptoms.

http://westoverheights.com/freebook.html has really great information including the destructiveness of overgeneralizing.

I find your comments offensive. I am not a whore because I have herpes. Nor is anyone else who has (or gets) herpes. Herpes does nothing to define me as an individual or my sexuality. I hope you can get a grip on your anger and your view of herpes.

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24. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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surfboy,

HHP posting policy requires that all posts remail civil.

You are crossing the line with some of your comments and are making inaccurate assumptions regarding the type of people who have herpes. Not every female who has herpes is a whore or immoral. And not everyone you know is going to be herpes-free.

This is a support website. Please be respectful.

muffin

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So hold on...hold on...hold on...hold on.
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Jan-14-06, 06:26 PM (CST)
 
25. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Surfboy, this really doesn't make any sense. I fail to see how you came to the conclusion that this girl is immoral. You both willingly engaged in the same sexual activity together. What makes her actions any different than yours?

I also dont' see how this has anything to do with believing in God.

Lastly, only having sex with people you know is not going to keep you from getting an std. People know you right?


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surfboy
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Jan-15-06, 03:26 PM (CST)
 
26. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   You are right. I need to pipe down. I did this to myself and will have to deal with it.


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Jan-19-06, 12:13 PM (CST)
 
27. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   I am sorry for my vicious comments. I did not mean to offend anyone.
One of these days a cure/vaccine will be found.


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28. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   mandi,
do you mind if i ask you what are the symptoms of oral hsv2 because many people seemed to be concerned about it but there is so little information available. is it indistinguishable from oral hsv1? and does it appear in the mouth/throat or only around the mouth?
thanks.


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29. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   I think it depends upon whether the oral sex is "giving" or "receptive". In giving oral sex, you are at risk of getting an STD. But by receiving oral sex, you are at no more risk than you are if you got a kiss. You can get HSV-1, but that's not really an true "STD"--I mean you can get HSV-1 anywhere on your body, e.g. finger, arm, eye, mouth, or genitals. The majority of people have HSV-1, and most get it totally non-sexually. I also believe that's why people with an HSV-1 infection have no obligation to tell future partners.


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May-19-06, 07:45 PM (CST)
 
30. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Ghsv1 isn't a "true std"? Oral sex is still a form of sex. And my ghsv1 obs are no different than ghsv2.

You keep telling yourself whatever you need to to get you through the day.


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31. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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LAST EDITED ON May-19-06 AT 08:34 PM (CDST)
 
You can also get gonorrhea and chlamydia if someone has those orally and gives you oral sex.

And if someone infects someone with hsv1 genitally from performing oral sex, that makes it sexually transmitted.

I am not talking stigma here, or whatever. That's just basic fact. If you get something from a sexual act, then its sexually transmitted.

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May-25-06, 02:15 PM (CST)
 
32. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   Hi ejk,

Because you don't wanna tell ur future partners that you're HSV1 positive doesn't make any change in the fact that it is an STD since it can easily transmitted to genitals. That's what happened to me and I can't even remember 1 DAMN coldsore on any of my boyfreinds' faces in my whole life. So if a high majority of people are infected with HSV1 doesn't mean 100% of them, try to remember that! I used to be one of them.

You can keep convincing urself that it's not an STD and u're not obligated to tell any one but you know what??? YES YOU CAN GIVE IT TO YOUR PARTNER'S GENITALS. STD diseases don't have to be life threatening to be cosidered STD.

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33. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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   what CANT you get from oral sex


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34. "RE: what you can get from oral sex"
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Silver lining pointed out that this thread was kind of left dangling with some incorrect info. This is her post -

"Re: what you can get from oral sex"

The last posting on that thread left off in a place that I feel really needs to be clarified. The poster was saying that she knows she got HSV-1 from the guy's genitals, because she never saw a cold sore on his mouth. But I'm assuming she also never saw a sore on his genitals, right? HSV-1 can shed from either location without symptoms, but it does so a lot less often from the genital location. it's illogical to assume that the transmission had to be genital-to-genital just because she never saw a cold sore. I do acknowledge that a small risk is there, but what she is saying makes no sense, and misleading to those seeking information.
If it is possible, please add this posting to that thread!

I would like to add that if you receive oral sex, you could get gonorrhea or syphilis, men can get NGU, and genital herpes type 1. If you are giving oral sex, you could get gonorrhea or syphilis orally (syphilis would become systemic though).

Oral chlamydia is very rare, and oral is low risk, at best, for HIV.

Aj

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