Not many women want to or think to ask about it. As doctors, we tell people that, in that sense, oral sex still counts. How many couples indulge in oral?
I know you are a urologist and tend to answer questions for men. However, I hope you can also help me to resolve some concerns I have about sex. I am 22 years old and started going out with my boyfriend for the last months.
Many people find oral sex an intensely pleasurable experience. People use different terms to refer to oral sex including formal terms like fellatio and cunnilingus and slang terms like blow jobs and giving head. Usually oral sex means one person kissing, licking or sucking another person's genitals. Doctors and researchers can't be sure how many people have acquired HIV through oral sex.
So you know about using condoms to prevent pregnancy and contracting STIs during sexual intercourse, but what about using protection during oral sex? While the risk of contracting most STIs from oral sex is lower than for vaginal or anal sex, there is still the risk of transmission. HPVor human papillomavirus, is well known for causing the development of abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer, but can also cause mouth and throat cancer.
Back to Sexual health. Oral sex is when you stimulate your partner's genitals with your mouth, lips or tongue. This could involve sucking or licking their penis also called fellatiovagina, vulva or clitoris cunnilingusor anus anilingus.
Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatiovagina cunnilingusor anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults.
Oral sexsometimes referred to as oral intercourseis sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a person by another person using the mouth including the lips, tongue, or teeth or throat. Cunnilingus is oral sex performed on female genitals, while fellatio is oral sex performed on a penis. Oral sex may be performed as foreplay to incite sexual arousal before other sexual activities such as vaginal or anal intercourse  or as an erotic and physically intimate act in its own right.