• safer
  • Although it's less likely you'll get an STD from oral sex than from unprotected vaginal or anal sex, safer is always better. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • We call them safer for a reason: they make things saf er , not safe. (scarleteen.com)
  • We do now, so some people can and do use safer sex practices from the start of their sexual lives, which is fantastic, but not everyone started their sex lives knowing how to protect themselves well, or understanding that they needed to. (scarleteen.com)
  • People who practice safer sex and set boundaries about safety and health tend to have a much easier time being sexually assertive and self-confident in other ways. (scarleteen.com)
  • And once we get in the habit of practicing safer sex -- rather than only doing it now and then -- it becomes no big whoop really quickly. (scarleteen.com)
  • If at that point, you're both still monogamous and all your tests came back clear, you can be assured that your STI risks are minimal-to-none, and if you both would like to ditch latex barriers for any or all of those sexual activities, it's then much safer to do so at that point. (scarleteen.com)
  • Safer sex does drastically reduce STI transmission, but it still doesn't eradicate it completely. (scarleteen.com)
  • define
  • People define "sex" in different ways. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • If virginity is a term you're going to use, my best advice is to define it for yourself, not have or ask others to define it or sex for you. (scarleteen.com)
  • How people define sex varies, but I'm guessing that, probably just like with the oral sex you're engaging in, anal sex was something at least one of you wanted to do based in sexual feelings or sexual curiosity: to see how it felt, to explore your sexuality together, to try to experience pleasure or to get off. (scarleteen.com)
  • I know you said you're both virgins, but if your boyfriend doesn't define oral or anal sex as sex, and still considers himself not having had sex with those activities, chances are good that if he's ever been with anyone else, he may have done those things, and may have been likely to do them without using protection. (scarleteen.com)
  • lesions
  • Unless you are intimate and know the health history of your partner, limit exposure to sexual fluids and ensure that no cuts or lesions are present in mouth or on genitals. (care2.com)
  • The presence of wart-like lesions on the genitals of young children has been suggested as an indicator of sexual abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancers
  • The recent surge in throat cancers associated with the rise in oral sex practices have shown that men carry and transmit HPV as frequently as women, often times unknowingly through unprotected oral sex. (care2.com)
  • A 2007 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that both men and women who reported having six or more oral sex partners during their lifetime had a nearly nine-fold increased risk of developing mouth or throat cancers. (care2.com)
  • Some types of the virus could also cause genetic mutations in the cell which can lead to oral, throat, anal or cervical cancers. (performanceinsiders.com)
  • mouth
  • Always wash your hands before eating, before touching eyes nose, mouth, or genitals, and after going to the bathroom, sneezing, and sexual activity because it always a good idea to keep our hands clean and that goes for all of us. (empowher.com)
  • These are all names for oral sex - using your mouth to stimulate another person's genitals. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Chlamydia
  • Can you get Chlamydia from giving your boyfriend head then having vaginal sex? (scarleteen.com)
  • You also do not know if the girl was treated for Chlamydia (if she did, in fact, have it, rather than that just being a rumor), and if she was done with her treatment at the time you two had sex. (scarleteen.com)
  • gonorrhea
  • You should also be concerned that other STD's can be transmitted by oral sex, such as gonorrhea and syphilis, and both the person performing oral sex as well as the recipient can be infected. (blackdoctor.org)
  • either
  • Sex is either you have or not. (care2.com)
  • It's a word some people use to determine when they or others have or have not had sex , based in either personal or cultural ideas or experiences of what they consider sex to be. (scarleteen.com)
  • partner
  • Sex that's painful or uncomfortable shouldn't continue and your partner should respect that. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Or perhaps in any given relationship, you and your partner started taking risks somewhere along the line, and now you're having trouble getting back into healthier habits like you'd like to. (scarleteen.com)
  • Some people may think that being responsible when it comes to reducing risks of disease -- or asking a partner to -- is somehow insulting, distrustful or rude, and it's mighty hard to be assertive about sexual safety with those attitudes in the mix. (scarleteen.com)
  • If an individual has unprotected sex with an infected partner, there is a 70% chance that he or she will also become infected. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • Yes, oral sex does appear to have a lower risk than vaginal or anal sex. (blackdoctor.org)
  • I say "appear" because the only way to fully understand the risk is to study people who only have oral sex and not anything else. (blackdoctor.org)
  • So it's safe to say that the risk is low. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Those who do not practise safe sex, or have multiple sexual partners may be more at risk, especially those who do not use barrier contraceptives such as condoms. (healthexpress.co.uk)
  • According to several studies, the risk of transmitting HIV through unprotected oral sex was so low, that in some studies the risk was reported at zero. (care2.com)
  • Oral sex is not risk-free and one of the most significant risks that young people face now is the risk of developing cancer. (care2.com)
  • boyfriend
  • So my boyfriend of 9 months was asking me about anal sex. (scarleteen.com)
  • Your boyfriend, like anyone else, will have his own ideas and his own agendas in defining those things for you (like, for instance, knowing if he says anal sex is sex, you might get upset or be less inclined to do it with him). (scarleteen.com)
  • viruses
  • First, the oral cavity is not the easiest barrier for bacteria, viruses and other "germs" to cross into the blood stream. (blackdoctor.org)
  • methods
  • Methods of prevention include safe sex, needle exchange programs, treating those who are infected, and male circumcision. (wikipedia.org)
  • area
  • citation needed] They may be found anywhere in the anal or genital area, and are frequently found on external surfaces of the body, including the penile shaft, scrotum, or labia majora of the vagina. (wikipedia.org)
  • White patches on the LS body area, itching, pain, pain during sex (in genital LS), easier bruising, cracking, tearing and peeling, and hyperkeratosis are common symptoms in both men and women. (wikipedia.org)
  • things
  • I say things should be equal and sex itself isn't bad! (empowher.com)
  • If we can't talk about things like sexual health and safety with partners, we probably can't talk about things more loaded but which we need to for a mutually enjoyable sex life, like consent and what we do and don't like doing. (scarleteen.com)
  • If any or all of those things were true, my opinion is that it isn't useful or sound to deny them, or to try and rationalize something that most likely was about sex as not being sexual. (scarleteen.com)
  • feel
  • Sex should feel good and be comfortable for both of you. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • No matter the scenario, it can sometimes feel awkward and difficult to establish and sustain healthy practices without coming off like the Sex Decency Brigade. (scarleteen.com)
  • Because of the way sexuality works, the more invested we are in the health and well-being of ourselves and our partners, the more safe and protected we tend to be and feel, and the easier it usually then becomes to be and stay aroused and to enjoy sex. (scarleteen.com)
  • given
  • How long a given sexual activity lasts also isn't a sound way of defining sex, especially since sometimes, that's outside people's control. (scarleteen.com)
  • Health
  • What are the health risks associated with oral sex and are there any precautions short of "just say no" that can make a difference? (care2.com)
  • anyone
  • Second before you have sex with anyone, give them a physical exam yourself to see if everything looks normal (For abnormal: http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/ss/slideshow-std-pictures-and-facts), since blood tests may not be up to date. (empowher.com)
  • study
  • Another recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology surveyed a group of 10th graders about their thoughts and perceptions on sex. (care2.com)
  • pain
  • Distress due to the discomfort and pain of Lichen Sclerosus is normal, as are concerns with self-esteem and sex. (wikipedia.org)
  • itself
  • Surveys of pediatricians who are child abuse specialists suggest that in children younger than 4 years old, there is no consensus on whether the appearance of new anal or genital warts, by itself, can be considered an indicator of sexual abuse. (wikipedia.org)