Making love and intimacy are still a taboo subject for some and even if not taboo, the conversations can be a little uncomfortable. Oral s*x is still somewhat taboo as well, even though a recent study showed that 90% of adults have performed or received oral s*x with a partner. Almost half of the teens in a recent study also reported that they had also engaged in oral “intimacy”. While oral s*x can greatly enhance and boost your lovemaking, there are a few facts that you may not know about.
Oral s*x has been linked to throat cancer. If someone had HPV (Human Papillomavirus), this can be spread to the mouth and throat during the act, which can lead to cancer cells. A study in 2007, that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that people who had oral s*x with more than six partners were at a greater risk for oropharyngeal cancer.
Oral s-x can cause be both great for the relationship or stressful in it. S*x therapist Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, of Fair Oaks, Calif. says,
“Some experience oral s*x as a “relationship strengthener” and “a very intimate connection” shared with a partner. It’s being able to look at the partner and see them going into really very personal space.”
Onthe other hand, one partner may not want to engage in it because they are worried about their performance and that it may be a deal-breaker for the relationship. Others may be more worried about receiving oral s-x because they are self-conscious. This can place a strain on the relationship and could negatively affect the couple’s s-x life.
Unprotected oral s-x is not safe s-x. You can still catch STDs such as HPV, herpes, and syphilis through oral s-x. It is always a good idea to have your partner tested and get yourself tested before anything takes place to make sure that you are going to be safe while being intimate.