U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 36-year-old member asked:

how likely is it to contract chlamydia or any other stds while giving/receiving unprotected oral sex?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Giving > receiving: Oral sex is one way to pass std though not as common as vaginal or anal intercourse. Herpes, hpv and syphilis are passed by mouth to skin contact. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV are examples of disease passed by fluids. The fluid coming into contact with the tissue of the mouth and throat are how infections can occur. Condoms decrease risk.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Depends on the STD: Chlamydia is low risk from oral sex: oral infections are fairly uncommon and not easily transmitted. Gonorrhea is commonly transmitted by oral sex, although a lot less so than with vaginal or anal sex. Genital herpes is possible due to HSV1, the usual cause of oral herpes. Syphilis possible but uncommon. HIV is almost never transmitted by oral sex.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have spotting after sex if I am pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Any new bleeding in pregnancy should be reported to your doctor/cnm. The cervix is very friable (bleeds easily) in pregnancy. Because of this, many women experience spotting after intercourse. I would not qualify this as normal, but it is very common and most times not worrisome.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Which gives more accurate test results when testing for chlamydia: the urine sample or the cervical swab?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Both good: Both are reasonably good tests. The urine sample has the advantage of allowing patients to get checked without subjecting themselves to a pelvic exam which deters some people.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina(epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you have sex with a girl that has a urinary tract infection and not get it?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Vaginal penetration by the penis will not induce infection simply because your partner has a uti.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jan 22, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.