Not so, said the experts at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. According to them, “Couples may engage in noncoital sexual activity instead of penile-vagina intercourse hoping to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy. Although these behaviors carry little or no risk of pregnancy, women engaging in noncoital behaviors may be at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases.”
Among them are:
o Transmission depends on HIV viral load and type of sexual behavior.
o The relative risk for HIV transmission varies from 100 for receptive anal sex, 20 for receptive vaginal sex, 13 for insertive anal sex, 10 for insertive vaginal sex, to 2 for receptive fellatio vs 1 for insertive fellatio.
o HIV transmission by oral sex between men has been reported.
o HIV transmission is reduced by approximately 80% with condom use.
o HSV is transmitted through kissing and oral, vaginal, and anal sex.
o Although HSV-1 is linked with oral lesions and HSV-2 with genital lesions, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause oral, anal, and genital lesions.
o HPV can cause genital warts and anogenital and oral cancers.
o Of more than 100 HPV strains, 40 infect the anogenital and oral regions.
o HPV is usually transmitted through penile-vaginal sex or penile-anal sex but can be transmitted to the oral region and questionably through genital HPV DNA on the hand.
* Hepatitis viruses
o Hepatitis A virus transmission can occur through fecal contamination of the oral cavity.
o Hepatitis B virus is detected in semen, saliva, and feces.
o Hepatitis C virus is linked with existing hepatitis B virus and HIV infection and oral-genital transmission.
* Primary and secondary syphilis from oral sex has been reported.
* Gonorrheal infections can involve the urethra, cervix, rectum, and mouth, and transmission from oral-genital contact has been reported.
* Chlamydia-positive throat cultures can occur in both men and women and has been linked with oral sex.
* Cases of chancroid, shigellosis, salmonellosis, and other enteric infections have been reported from oral-genital sex or oral-anal sex.
And ya, oral sex is ILLEGAL in Malaysia. ;P
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