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A 18-year-old female asked:

how long should you eat a fruit before receiving oral sex?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Well before or after: Well before beginning or long after finishing. Otherwise, one might subconsciously continue to associate the eating of fruit, with sexual activities. When choosing fruit, select those not much bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits can have a lot of sugar.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it true that oral sex can be dangerous?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: You can not get pregnant from oral sex but you can catch sexually transmitted diseases. You are lesss likely to spread an std through oral sex than through intercourse, but it is still possible. Using a condom will decrease the risk.
A 22-year-old member asked:

I've started paying my wife for oral sex is there anything wrong with this arrangement?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Definitely: Spouses shouldn't have to pay each other for nurturing and care or sex. If you are having to do this then i would recommend you seek counseling separately and together right a way.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the risks associated with oral sex and how large are they?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Male or female?: Women bear more risks than men. In both sexes, transmission of herpes 1 or 2. Can be transmitted. More seriously, hiv, hepc and hepb, all of which are forever diseases.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
HPV (human papilloma virus) is also increasing in incidence among both men & women
Apr 29, 2012
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
and some strains of HPV can lead to esophageal cancer
Apr 29, 2012
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely commented
General Practice 31 years experience
A male patient of mine contracted Syphilis from a 'working girl' in Vegas
Apr 29, 2012
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is Saran wrap ok for oral sex?

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Dr. Andrew Siegel
Urology 40 years experience
No: Best use it for wrapping your tuna sandwich!
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you actually catch a disease from oral sex?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Absolutely yes: Herpes is easily transmitted via oral sex. Most other sexually transmitted diseases can also be obtained through oral sex. Saliva is somewhat protective, but not perfect. Having oral or dental issues such as inflamed gums or bad teeth can make you even more likely to transmit or get a disease.

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