Oral sex: myths busted

By Gayatri Parameswaran Friday, January 3, 2014 - 21:18
People are shy to talk about oral sex. That’s perhaps why there are myths around it. Is it safe? Does it get you pregnant? Can it give you an orgasm? This and much more in this week's edition of Sex Myth Buster.
  • Myth 1: Oral sex is safe sex

People believe that oral sex can’t give you any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But that’s not true. Unprotected oral sex exposes you to the risk of sexually transmitted diseases like herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, HPV and even HIV. Using a condom or a dental dam can protect you from these diseases and let you enjoy oral sex.

  • Myth 2: Oral sex can cause pregnancy

A woman can only get pregnant when the man’s sperm comes in contact with the egg in her fallopian tube. So oral sex can’t get you pregnant, not even when the woman swallows the man’s semen.

  • Myth 3: Swallowing semen is always harmful

Swallowing semen doesn’t cause any damage if it doesn’t come from a person who is infected by a sexually transmitted disease. Semen mostly contains some sugars and proteins, contents that don’t cause harm by themselves. But if you don’t feel like swallowing semen during oral sex, you don’t have to – just tell your partner you’re not happy to do it.

  • Myth 4: Oral sex can’t give you an orgasm

You don’t only reach an orgasm from vaginal or anal sex. Oral sex can also give you an orgasm. In fact studies have found that a lot of women find it easier to orgasm with oral sex than vaginal sex.

  • Myth 5: Oral sex is always unhygienic

If you and your partner live up to basic standards of cleanliness, oral sex won’t be unhygienic. But in case you find yourself or your partner sweaty and sticky from the day’s work, jump into the shower together and gently wash each other before you engage in some oral pleasure!In some cultures couples are more open to having oral sex than others. Some cultures even view oral sex as taboo, unnatural and sinful. Although your ideas about oral sex may depend on your cultural background, in this myth buster series, all we’re trying to do is provide scientific facts.

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Bete Don't force your partner to do it, just because you like it , or worse, demands it. Oral sex is only fun if both partners enjoy it. There are many other actives available those you can try read here: http://lovematters.in/hi/resource/ways-make-love http://lovematters.in/hi/resource/making-love
Iska clitoris ko chumne se sambandh nahi hai bete - Kisi bhee chances se bachne ke liye dental dam ka istemal karein- https://lovematters.in/en/making-love/dental-dams-your-partner-in-oral-sex https://lovematters.in/hi/safe-sex/stdsstis Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
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