Oral Sex

We all know that there is no risk of pregnancy from oral sex, but not many are aware that it can result in sexually transmitted infections or diseases, including HIV. Skin to skin contact with genitals or vaginal or penile secretions can spread infections. Apart from HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HPV can also spread through oral sex.

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I had oral sex four months ago and fear I have symptoms of HIV. Should I get tested?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know if I need to get tested for HIV. About four months ago, I had what I thought was oral sex with a girl. I did not give her cunnilingus for long, but I cannot remember entirely. Now, about a week after this happened, I went and got tested for STDs like chlamydia, gonorrh...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of transmitting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected oral sex is almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the area of contact. You can go for an HIV antibodies test now to be relieved of anxiety and get conclusive results. Sympto...  Read Full »

Why does my wife does not lubricate well during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, who is married from the last 14 months. My wife did not have prior sex education. She does not get lubricated during sex at all. So, we are unable to have sexual intercourse. She gets severe pain if I try to stimulate her with my fingers. However, she is comf...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The issue seems to be anxiety. Both your reports are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, get both of your blood prolactin tested. If she cannot tolerate your finger but is comfortable with the penis, ensure your fingernails are not hurtin...  Read Full »

I missed my periods after oral sex and fingering. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I was having my periods regularly, but this time my periods got delayed by six days, and the bleeding was not normal. It is like only 10 to 20 drops of blood. This is the first time I am experiencing this type of bleeding. Can you please help me to find out w...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance or could be due to pregnancy. In your pelvic ultrasound, the endometrial thickness may be more due to early pregnancy. Get your blood beta-hCG (hu...  Read Full »

I had oral sex with cut on my lips and am feeling feverish. Is it STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a cut on my lip due to a dry and chapped lip. Today I had oral sex with my girl, and now I m worried if I could catch some STD. She is clean and loves me, so I could not ask about her STD status. And this is raising so many doubts in me. I feel feverish, and that is the cause of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. There is nothing to worry about if both partners are free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, symptoms can be due to any infection due to contact with any person. If you are still uncertain, you can consult your doctor for examina...  Read Full »

I have throat pain. Is it due to the unprotected oral sex I had before 26 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected oral sex and protected condom vaginal sex. I have warts already and intend to remove them with a dermatologist tomorrow. I tested negative for herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. I tested negative for HIV on the 11th day but thought it was too early, so I reteste...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected oral sex are almost nil. If there are no bleeding wounds in the oral cavity, the risk of protected intercourse is almost nil if a condom is used in a proper mann...  Read Full »

Do I have to worry about getting infected after oral sex that happened one year ago?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a blow job with a girl whose health status was unknown, and it was happened one and half years ago. I have no symptoms, and I am good with my health. The activity was only for two to five minutes, and I leaked mine into her mouth. Do I need to be worried? I did not have any other exp...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Oral sex is also considered one of the ways to transmit STIs (sexually transmitted infections). STIs can be transmitted with oral sex, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HPV (human papillomavirus), etc. A person receiving oral sex can ge...  Read Full »

What are the chances of transmitting HIV through oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor,1. I went to a spa treatment and the lady therapist after the massage gave me a blow job, and I am worried, and I asked management and tested that girl for HIV.2. Both HIV screening and western blot tests were done on the day after the blow job, and she got both negative.3. But in the w...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about the percentage of transmission of HIV us very less through oral-genital contact. The rate of transmission in HIV positive patient through oral-genital route is 0.01 to 0.04 %. The risk of transmission is high in case of ulcers on the mucosa is acti...  Read Full »

Will not using protection for a short period in oral sex cause HIV transmission?

Query: Hi doctor,I had two encounters with commercial sex workers two months back; I used protection for penetrative sex with both of them, and with one of them, I did not use protection for oral sex for a very short time. To the best of my knowledge, the condom did not break while having penetrative sex. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1)Oral sex carries almost a negligible risk of transmission. The risk of transmission, even if we assume her to be positive, is zero. If she was an active partner during oral sex, saliva could be hostile to the survival of the virus. 2) If the tests came negat...  Read Full »

My tonsil is swollen with white spots after oral sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I kissed a girl and had potentially oral sex. A few days later, I developed a swollen tonsil with white spots, which I am scared could be HIV. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Would you mind sharing an image of your problem? Do you feel pain in your throat while swallowing? Are you feverish? Thank you.  Read Full »

I had my partner's sperm on my hand, touching my vagina. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to ask about the chance of pregnancy with dry sperm. Around two and half weeks ago, I had oral sex with my partner, and there was no genital contact. The sperm was on my hand, to which I wiped it with a tissue, and then the rest dried on my hand. After five minutes, I touched...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. In my opinion, for getting pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pa...  Read Full »

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