Oral sex is one of the most popular sexual practices on the planet. However, despite its popularity, there are still some things about oral sex that many people believe that simply aren’t true! Here, we present our list of the top five myths surrounding oral sex, and we subsequently debunk them. Well, what are you waiting for? Check them out for yourself below!
Number Five: It Is Completely Safe. Though many people see oral sex as a safe alternative to sex, which can lead to STDs and pregnancy, the truth is that oral isn’t that safe. If you have unprotected sex of any kind, you can contract STDs such as HIV, HPV, herpes, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Be sure to use a condom or dental dam while having oral sex to protect yourself from STDs.
Number Four: It Can Cause Pregnancy. We just mentioned that oral sex can definitely cause STDs, but some people believe it can cause pregnancy as well. In reality, oral cannot cause pregnancy, even if the woman swallows the man’s semen. Speaking of semen…
Number Three: Swallowing Semen Is Harmful. Some women use the excuse that swallowing is unhealthy in an effort to get out of oral sex; however, this simply isn’t true. Semen might not taste like a dish from a five-star restaurant, but it’s not going to cause any serious health problems – unless your partner has an STD, of course.
Number Two: It Can’t Give You an Orgasm. Though some people believe only penetrative sex can cause an orgasm, oral sex is capable of causing an orgasm, and some studies have even shown that women orgasm more from oral sex than from vaginal sex.
Number One: It Is Always Unhygienic. Yes, oral sex involves putting your mouth on your partner’s genitals, but it doesn’t have to be an unhygienic practice! If both you and your partner shower beforehand (and your mouths aren’t teeming with bacteria), then you’ll be good to go. In fact, even if you don’t shower right before having oral sex, as long as neither of you got really sweaty or dirty during the day, it’s still a perfectly clean thing to do. We hope you enjoyed our list of five debunked myths about oral sex!