A 40-year-old member asked:
is it dangerous to swallow semen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Scott Welker answered
26 years experience General Surgery
No: Unless your partner has an std. If you're monogamous, no problem.
Answered on Oct 19, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Semen can contain viruses and bacteria. Hiv can be transmitted through oral sex. Herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases can also be contained in semen. If there is significant gum disease in the person who ingests the ejaculate, that would provide more portals for infection. It is reported that about 5% of women are allergic to ejaculate.
Answered on Jul 9, 2017
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