Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatiovagina cunnilingusor anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults.
Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active male-female and same-gender couples of various ages, including adolescents. The various type of oral sex practices are fellatio, cunnilingus and analingus. Oral sex is infrequently examined in research on adolescents; oral sex can transmit oral, respiratory, and genital pathogens.
On Sunday, in an interview with the Guardianactor Michael Douglas revealed that his throat cancer was not caused by tobacco and alcohol, but by HPV, which was transmitted through oral sex. The throat cancer, I assume, was first seeded during those wild middle years, when he drank like a fish and smoked like the devil. Looking back, knowing what he knows now, does he feel he overloaded his system?
Diagram of the oral cavity and oropharynx. The oral cavity includes the lips, the labial and buccal mucosa, the front two-thirds of the tongue, the retromolar pad, the floor of the mouth, the gingiva, and the hard palate. The oropharynx includes the palatine and lingual tonsils, the back one-third base of the tongue, the soft palate, and the posterior pharyngeal wall. Human papillomavirus HPV can cause serious health problems, including warts and cancer.
This means that oral sex using the mouth, lips, or tongue poses the same risks as other sexual activities. The only way to prevent transmission and reduce your risk of infection is to use a genital or dental condom for every sexual encounter. Keep reading to learn which STDs and STIs can be spread through oral sex, the symptoms to look out for, and how to get tested.
Special Offers. Sexually transmitted diseases STDs are contracted through various forms of sexual activity. This can result in the disease taking hold in the tissues surrounding the contact area, and some infections are more likely to affect the mouth than others.
In the last few years, actress Angelina Jolie went public with her double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Governor Chris Christie told us his reasons for gastric bypass surgery. And actor Michael Douglas is shining the spotlight on the human papilloma virus HPV —the number one cause of mouth and throat cancer.
Back to Sexual health. Some types of cancer are linked to human papillomavirus HPV infection in the mouth and throat. It's likely that some types of HPV are spread by oral sex.
The study, which is published in the November 15 th edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases now online also found that the throat was the most common site for gonorrhoea infection in gay men and that younger age and a greater number of oral sex partners were significantly associated with gonorrhoea of the throat. However, there are a lack of longitudinal data from an on-going cohort of gay men looking at the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for gonorrhoea infection in the throat. Swabs were taken from the throat, penis and rectum. The men were also asked to provide demographic information and details of their recent sexual risk behaviour.