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Is Oral Sex Harmful To My Oral Health
I am a female who RECEIVED unprotected oral sex (cunninglus) with a possibly HIV+ person. Person has good oral health. Should i be worried?
Me & my boyfriend are both virgins & have only done stuff with each other and don't have any health issues. we have oral sex sometimes, are we okay?
? Define okay ?: Two people who have never had sexual contact with anyone else are at no risk for commonly listed sexually transmitted diseases. They can spread other things through contact, including Herpes from a cold sores that date back to childhood, hepatitis, and other diseases that spread through close contact. ...Read more
There is a myth thats going around stating that oral sex is good for a womans health. Is that true?
It is not true: Do not believe on every myth you hear about. Do some research and use your common sense and judgement. There was a small survey study- a very biased study- that probably where the myth is from. To me the study is a joke. Don't waste your time to hear about those myths out there- and the answer is no to your question. ...Read more
What are the health risks having oral sex with someone who just found out they are positive for cancerous hpv, suggestions to get around it?
Nothing immediately: HPV infection can be passed on between the sex partners but it is unpredictable.Even if you caught infection, the immune system would clear it up in >90% of the cases. You can be easily checked for this infection in a few years down the road, if you wanted to be sure that you have it or not. It is one of those infection with which more than half of the US population lives without any concern. ...Read more
Do this sound like an std? Itching and now a small bump my ex gave me oral sex he got tested but the health department haven't called back
Maybe: Regardless of your ex-boyfriend's testing, I would have the bump looked at if they don't go away. ...Read more
I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.
All : All the substances you named can cause allergies and adverse reactions in certain individuals. They are not designed to be used as toothpaste. Why reinvent the wheel? There are so many toothpaste to choose from. Look for an american dental association approved toothpaste and you will not go wrong. Established companies such as crest, and colgate spend enormous amount of time and money on research. They have a lot to lose is their toothpaste does not do the job. It is far more important to worry about proper brushing technique. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not usually: Oral reception of ejaculate is not in any way harmful except when your partner has a disease. Like for any other sexual activity, knowing your partner is important. Any acitvity carries some degree of risk, particularly if the partner is a disease carrier or sufferer. ...Read more
Due to painful intercourse, we started enjoying oral sex and sometimes i intake semen. Is it harmful? I have joint pains also. Pl advise
Probably OK...: Check with a urologist or gynecologist out to see if you got UTI or some forms of infections in vagina or pelvis. This can be done with good history, proper physical exam with inspection and palpation on ext genital and internal pelvic organ, plus adequate urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen. For the time being, practice healthy lifestyle regularly, and avoid obsession and... ...Read more
Cavities, Gums top 2: Tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. Children aged 2–5 years and half of those aged 12–15 years. About half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents aged 12–19 years from lower-income families have had decay. Advanced gum disease affects 4%–12% of U.S. Adults. More than 7, 800 people, mostly older americans, die from oral and pharyngeal cancers each year. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a dentist: See a dentist & get a baseline evaluation for the state of health you are in now. Build on that baseline & eliminate any advancing problems. Learn how to be preventative minded toward the health of your teeth & gums. Learn how to be an expert on cleaning your teeth at home. After all they are your teeth to keep for your lfetime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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