Oral sex and STIs - what you need to know
Oral STDs: Symptoms, Treatment, and More
I'm 14 and still a virgin, but my boyfriend fingers me and gives me oral sex. For a couple of weeks, my vagina has been itchy and red, and it hurts when I touch it. I don't feel comfortable talking to my mom about this. What should I do?
STD Risk and Oral Sex - CDC Fact Sheet
This means that oral sex using the mouth, lips, or tongue can pose similar risks as other sexual activities. The only way to reduce your risk for transmission is to use a condom or other barrier method for every sexual encounter. Keep reading to learn which STIs can be spread through oral sex, the symptoms to look out for, and how to get tested.
Some people mistakenly believe that it is rare or impossible for sexually transmitted infections to be spread through oral sex. It is essential that sexually active people understand how STIs are transmitted and how they can reduce the risk of spreading infections. It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, as oral sex involves close contact and often an exchange of bodily fluids. Different STIs spread at different rates and through various bodily fluids.