Yes, You can get an STI/HIV from Unprotected Oral Sex (bbbj)

SEXUAL HEALTH

Yes, You can get an STI/HIV From Unprotected Oral Sex (bbbj)

I can’t believe that in this day and age of sexual health education and the internet that many of my potential clients aged under 25 don’t know that you can get an STI from an unprotected blow job! And it’s not just your penis that can be affected by STI’s like herpes, chlamydia, and infections like thrush, STI’s and other infections can also be passed from genitals to the mouth and vice versa.  You can even end up transmitting local infections from your own genitals to your own mouth through skin to skin contact.

My blog post Providing and Receiving Safe Adult Sexual Services explains some of the reasons why you should always have safe sex, especially when seeking adult sexual services.

Below are some Australian resources that explain more about the risks of unprotected oral sex and where you can go to seek medical advice if you have engaged in risky sexual behavior.

RESOURCES/MORE INFORMATION:

Free chlamydia and gonorrhea test

The free 13 HEALTH web test service tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea in urine. You can choose to either give a sample at your local pathology collection center or order a home mailing kit and post your urine sample back to us.

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/sexual-health/chlamydia-test


Oral sex and STIs – what you need to know

“STIs like chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HPV can all be transmitted orally, meaning they can pass from one person’s mouth to their partner’s genitals or anus, or vice versa”

 https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-alerts/news/oral-sex-STI-protection-condom-dental-dam


STD Risk and Oral Sex – CDC Fact Sheet 

“Many STDs, as well as other infections, can be spread through oral sex. Anyone exposed to an infected partner can get an STD in the mouth, throat, genitals, or rectum.”

https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/stdfact-stdriskandoralsex.htm


Management of unprotected sexual encounters

“Chlamydial infections in both men and women are commonly asymptomatic, and yet the majority of infections in men are detected in those presenting with urethral symptoms, suggesting that many infections remain undiagnosed”

https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2005/183/10/management-unprotected-sexual-encounters


Safe Sex

“If you have concerns about your sexual health, had unprotected sex or a possible exposure to an STI, you can talk to your: local GP or health service or sexual health clinic

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/sexual-health/safe-sex


Oral sex and mouth care

Oral sex is one of the most common ways that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed on. STIs that can be caught through oral sex are: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, genital warts, hepatitis (A, B and C), HIV, syphilis.

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/oral-sex-mouth-care