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  Oral Sex May Spread Common STD
Oral sex was linked to less common infectious causes of NGU in heterosexual men and men who have sex with men.
It was also associated with unprotected anal sex and unprotected vaginal sex.
HSV-1 was strongly linked to giving oral sex and men who report having sex with men.
www.webmd.com /sexual-conditions/guide/20061101/oral-sex-may-spread-common-std   (645 words)

  washingtonpost.com: Unsettling New Fad Alarms Parents: Middle School Oral Sex
Only one couple engaged in oral sex at that party, according to these boys, but as spring turned into summer and then into the fall of eighth grade, more boys and girls started "hooking up" in relationships that might last a couple of weeks or fizzle in a few hours.
She said she engaged in oral sex twice more that year, including at a party in early spring that eventually led to the principal finding out about the group.
Oral sex is okay in a long-term relationship, they say, but not the way they were practicing it a year ago.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/features/students070899.htm   (2271 words)

  Oral sex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oral sex (from Latin os, oris "mouth") consists of all the sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth and tongue, to stimulate genitalia.
Among dedicated virgins, oral sex is also common, as to many it is perceived as not counting as full sex, and thus engaging in the practice does not entail the loss of virginity.
Facesitting is a form of oral sex in which the receiver sits on the giver's face and pushes into it with his or her genitals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oral_sex   (2752 words)

 Is Oral Sex Safe?
Sex captures the attention of the news media so that while medical conferences don’t get much coverage in the lay press, a paper challenging the popular view about the safety of oral sex did get a few headlines.
Such a paper got the inevitable reaction from the news media that oral sex is unsafe, whereas the study authors concluded that "oral sex may be an important mode of transmission due to its frequency" but that "standardized investigation of HIV transmission via oral sex is needed".
That did not mean that oral sex was not a risk but the study could not show the relationship of transmission with oral sex whereas it could for anal sex.
www.bcpwa.org /articles/issue6/oralsex.htm   (681 words)

 Oral Sex risk and AIDS prevention for gay men by Walt Odets.
To simply identify oral sex as the "risk factor" for these three men is comparable to identifying automobiles as the risk factor in drunk driving.
Yet, the Samuel study continues to be cited as proof by the minority that insists that oral sex is dangerous or risky, or implies that it is by recommending the routine use of condoms.
Unprotected oral sex is not a realistic basis for feeling hopeless about remaining uninfected, and the man who has unprotected oral sex should not feel hopeless and abandon protected receptive anal sex.
www.waltodets.com /Articles/Oral_Sex/oral_sex.html   (1737 words)

 Oral Sex   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The failure to define oral sex as sexual activity is placing adolescents and young adults at an increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and HIV.
With the increasingly held belief that oral – genital contact falls within the realm of “abstinence” and the movement toward more casual sex being enjoyed by young women, the incidence of oral sex is increasing.
Oral sex is not a consolation prize – if your partner says no to intercourse they don’t owe you oral sex instead.
www.mcmaster.ca /health/hwc/Newsletters/march03/oral_sex.htm   (613 words)

 USATODAY.com - Teens define sex in new ways   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To adults, "oral sex is extremely intimate, and to some of these young people, apparently it isn't as much," says Sarah Brown, director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Sex — even oral sex — "just becomes kind of a recreational activity that is separate from a close, personal relationship," he says.
Oral sex needs to be part of the discussion because these teens are growing up in a far more sexually open society.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2005-10-18-teens-sex_x.htm   (1832 words)

 University Health Center | Sexual Health | Oral Sex
Fellatio is the Latin term for oral stimulation of the male genitals; cunnilingus is the Latin term for oral stimulation of the female genitals.
Regardless of the sex of your partner, if there is a sore or discharge on your partner's genitals or an unusual odor, avoid any type of contact with the genitals including oral sex.
This highly physical form of oral sex may increase the risk of infection because it may cause damage to the throat tissues, which increases susceptibility for throat-based gonorrhea, herpes and abrasions.
www.uhs.uga.edu /sexualhealth/oral_sex.html   (1750 words)

 Oral sex can cause throat cancer - 09 May 2007 - New Scientist
People who have had more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not have oral sex, a new study suggests.
The researchers believe this is because oral sex may transmit human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus implicated in the majority of cervical cancers.
After controlling for other risk factors for throat cancer, such as drinking and smoking, the analysis revealed that people who had prior infection with HPV were 32 times as likely to have this cancer as those with no evidence of ever having the virus.
www.newscientist.com /article/dn11819-oral-sex-can-cause-throat-cancer.html   (800 words)

 Teens view oral sex as safer choice: study
The study, which appears in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics, was designed to gauge teen perceptions of oral sex versus vaginal sex.
Scientists have largely learned of the risks of oral sex based on case reports and studies of HIV transmission among gay men.
Although the risk of a sexually transmitted disease is less from oral sex than from intercourse, earlier studies suggest teenagers likely underestimate the risk, the study said.
www.cbc.ca /health/story/2005/04/04/oral-sex050404.html   (1360 words)

 Oral Sex
Smarter Sex Survey reports that 88 percent of female students think that oral sex is not OK on the first date.
Oral sex is defined as using your mouth to stimulate your partner's genitals.
It is important to discuss with your partner whether or not you are comfortable giving or receiving oral sex, as well as each other's sexual history before making any decisions about oral sex.
www.smartersex.org /abstinence/oral_sex.asp   (518 words)

 In Focus: Examining Oral Sex — teenwire.com
Many teens are thinking about oral sex, and a new study by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that more than half of U.S. teens ages 15 to 19 have done it — a much higher number than earlier studies had shown.
Since abstinence-only education doesn't teach about safer sex, many teens may not be aware of how to reduce their risk of infection during oral sex.
But according to the NCHS study, guys are giving and receiving oral sex at about the same rate as girls — even if they don't always tell their friends about it.
www.teenwire.com /infocus/2005/if-20051115p394-oral.php   (676 words)

 HIV and Oral sex
Although there are only limited USA data about how often adolescents engage in oral sex, some data suggest that many adolescents who engage in oral sex do not consider it to be sex; therefore they may use oral sex as an option to experience sex while still, in their minds, remaining abstinent.
In addition, since most sexually active individuals practice oral sex in addition to other forms of sex, such as vaginal and/or anal sex, when transmission occurs, it is difficult to determine whether or not it occurred as a result of oral sex or other more risky sexual activities.
Oral sex is still regarded as a low-risk sexual activity in terms of HIV transmission, but only when more work is done will we be clearer as to the risks of oral sex.
www.avert.org /orlsx.htm   (1444 words)

 American Social Health Association - Herpes Resource Center
Oral herpes is transmitted through direct contact between the contagious area and broken skin (a cut or break) and mucous membrane tissue (such as the mouth or genitals).
However, using a barrier (such as a dental dam) or condom when performing oral sex (even though there are no symptoms present around the mouth) can reduce the risk of contracting genital herpes.
Oral herpes is commonly referred to as “cold sores” and “fever blisters.” While symptoms of oral herpes most commonly appear on or around the lips, oral herpes is not always limited to this area.
www.ashastd.org /herpes/herpes_learn_oralherpes.cfm   (1371 words)

 Transmission of Primary and Secondary Syphilis by Oral Sex --- Chicago, Illinois, 1998--2002
Overall, 86 (13.7%) persons indicated that oral sex was their only sexual exposure during the period they likely acquired syphilis: 66 (20.3%) of 325 MSM, 10 (6.4%) of 157 heterosexual men, and 10 (6.9%) of 145 heterosexual women (p<0.0001) (Table).
Because the risk for HIV transmission through oral sex is much lower than the risk through anal or vaginal sex (4), persons might mistakenly consider unprotected oral sex (i.e., without a condom) to be a safe or no-risk sexual practice and adopt oral sex as a replacement for higher-risk behaviors.
Transmission was attributed to oral sex in only the 14% of cases in which oral sex was the only sexual exposure reported during the interval when syphilis likely was acquired.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5341a2.htm   (1469 words)

 Oral Sex - How to perform great fellatio and cunnilingus
Oral sex for women is called cunnilingus and most women find it very exciting.
There is the risk of being infected with HIV in having unprotected oral sex with a man or a woman, however, it is not as risky as unprotected anal or vaginal sex.
During oral sex, to avoid risk of HIV infection, it is important to:
www.sexual-health-resource.org /oral_sex.htm   (2228 words)

 Oral Sex Tips : Oral Sex Techniques : Oral Sex : Discovery Health
Oral sex or oral-genital sex means both mouth contact with the vagina, which is called cunnilingus, and mouth contact with the penis, which is called fellatio.
There are many different kinds of oral sex techniques, and you've probably even picked up a set of oral sex tips or your own oral sex techniques along the way.
Oral sex given simultaneously is commonly called 69, or, the French translation, soixante-neuf.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/oralsex.html   (407 words)

 Safer Oral Sex
Oral sex is defined as the act of sexual intimacy from mouth to penis (fellatio), mouth to vagina (cunnilingus) or mouth to anus.
If you are planning to have oral sex, know how to make it safer by avoiding the exchange of bodily fluids and other risky contact.
If you choose to have oral sex, using a barrier method to prevent direct contact between one partner's mouth and other partner's genitals or anus is the best way to reduce your chance of getting or giving an STI.
www.pamf.org /teen/sex/std/oral/index.html   (1067 words)

 Teens - Oral Sex
Many teens have had oral sex, and a lot of adults who've had sex with someone of the same sex don't consider themselves homosexual, according to the CDC.
Among females aged 15-17, 39% report having had vaginal sex, 30% report giving oral sex to a male, and 38% report receiving oral sex from a male.
By age 18-21, the percentage of women who had had vaginal sex was similar to those who had had oral sex.
www.menstuff.org /issues/byissue/teens-oralsex.html   (870 words)

 Oral sex safe and not really sex, US teens say. 04/04/2005. ABC News Online
The survey of 580 children with a mean age of 14-and-a-half found 20 per cent said they had engaged in oral sex, compared to 14 per cent who said they had engaged in sexual intercourse.
It also said youngsters who engage in oral sex rarely used condoms or dental dams, even though herpes, hepatitis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis as well as the virus that causes AIDS can all be transmitted orally.
Oral sex is less of a threat to their values and beliefs, and more of their peers will have oral sex than vaginal sex in the near future," she wrote.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200504/s1338019.htm   (348 words)

 Oral Sex According to the Word of God
Not only that, but oral sex has benefits that are of particular importance to Christians: oral sex allows the natural prevention of unwanted pregnancy and is an alternative to premarital intercourse for those committed to preserving their chastity before marriage.
In the New Testament, this passage directs partners to render “benevolence” to one another, which can be extended to performing oral sex on each other as part of their duty to the Lord and one another: Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
Oral sex has the added benefits of preventing unwanted pregnancies and helping couples satisfy their sexual urges while preserving their chastity until marriage.
www.sexinchrist.com /oralsex.html   (1245 words)

 fast facts about oral sex
Oral sex is when the mouth, tongue and/or lips are used to stimulate the genitals.
Although it's not intercourse, oral sex is a part of sex--and like any sexual act, it is something you should not participate in unless you are absolutely sure that you want to.
Oral sex can be very pleasurable for both people involved--both on the receiving and the giving end.
www.gurl.com /findout/fastfacts/pages/0,,623581,00.html   (417 words)

 USNews.com: Health: In Brief: Sex and STDs: Most teens say oral sex is safe
Studies suggest that more teens engage in oral sex than intercourse, perceive it as less risky, and are less likely to use protection while doing it.
Although with oral sex there's no risk of pregnancy, there is still a substantial risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, including herpes, chlamydia, and even HIV.
What it means to you: Though studies and sex education classes focus on intercourse, this report shows that teens are more likely to engage in oral sex and consider it both less risky and more socially acceptable.
www.usnews.com /usnews/health/briefs/sex/hb050404a.htm   (496 words)

 Alarming sexual behavior among children
It's an oral sex epidemic: in schools across the country, children as young as twelve are engaging in oral sex.
Oral sex happens at parties, school, buses and elsewhere—it's the new Spin the Bottle.
Many teenagers don't regard oral sex as "sex." They think it's safer than intercourse, or a way to preserve their virginity.
www.oprah.com /tows/pastshows/tows_2002/tows_past_20020507_b.jhtml   (256 words)

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