Sexually transmitted diseases STDs , also known as sexually transmitted infections STIs , are contracted through various forms of sexual activity, including oral sex. Some STIs are more likely to affect the mouth than others. Some common STDs of the mouth are herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis. So it's important to be aware of both your own oral and sexual health and that of your partner. Step one to help prevent STDs is communicating with your partner — have they been tested recently?
STDs of the Mouth; Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
Oral STDs: Symptoms, Treatment, and More
Is it possible to get sick from oral sex, when your partner doesn't have any STD's? I've only ever had one partner, and recently I performed oral sex on him. Only ever since I have had a sore throat, and swollen glands. Is this related, or did I just pick up cold germs he was carrying?
What STDs can you get from oral sex?
There have been a number of studies published on oral gonorrhea, but most focus on specific groups, such as heterosexual women and men who have sex with men. Lusk MJ, et al. Pharyngeal gonorrhoea in women: An important reservoir for increasing Neisseria gonorrhoea prevalence in urban Australian heterosexuals?
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. Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.