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So you know about using condoms to prevent pregnancy and contracting STIs during sexual intercourse, but what about using protection during oral sex? While the risk of contracting most STIs from oral sex is lower than for vaginal or anal sex, there is still the risk of transmission.
HPVor human papillomavirus, is well known for causing the development of abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer, but can also cause mouth and throat cancer. Condoms and dental dams can be used to protect all parties involved in oral sex. Condoms should be placed completely covering the penis. Condoms need to be thrown away after each use and changed between having oral sex and penetrative sex.
Dental dams can be used to cover the vulva and vagina or anus. Dental dams can be purchased, or made by cutting the tip and the ring off a regular condom, then cutting the condom open and laying it flat. Dental dams should also be used only once then thrown away. There are other steps you can take to protect yourself from STIs during oral sex, including:. If you are sexually active, you should have a sexual health check at least every year regardless of whether or not you have any STI symptoms.
You can request this from your doctor, Aboriginal Medical Services, some community-based testing sites or visit a sexual health clinic. You can also order a free chlamydia test kit online. If you think you may have contracted an STI from having oral sex, have any symptoms of STIs on your genitals, anus, mouth or throat, or are worried after having unprotected oral sex, book in for a sexual health check immediately.
Once you know whether or not you have an STI, you can begin treatment if necessary. If you have contracted an STI, you should tell any current and past sexual partners, so that they can be checked as well.
Talk to your doctor about who you need to tell and how to tell them, or read the Queensland Government guidelines on contact tracing. You can find more information about sexual health at the links below. Your ultimate guide to sexual health. Queensland Government: Sexual health. Health alerts:. Site header. Help. Think again - some STIs can be transmitted through oral sex. What STIs can I get from oral sex? Are they really that bad? How can I protect myself from STIs during oral sex?
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