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unsure142
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i intend to give my boyfriend oral sex when we go out.. but i'm afraid of side effects.. will there be any?
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logic_grrl
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Oral sex doesn't have "side effects" as such.

But it can transmit some STIs (sexually-transmitted infections).

So unless you've both been tested, it's smart to practice safer sex and use a condom for oral sex.

And obviously, don't do it if you feel uncomfortable or unsure about it.

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unsure142
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but we're still so young.. what are the chances of having STIs?
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Some STIs can be transmitted non-sexually, and that doesn't matter on what age you are.

Take Herpes for example - oral herpes (commonly known as cold sores) are very common, and you can get those by sharing a drink or lip gloss with a friend, or by giving your grandma a kiss when you're little - oral herpes can be transmitted to the genitals via oral sex.

It's always better to be safe than sorry, and have that peace of mind that you are all clear by being tested and using protection.

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unsure142
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ok then.. how are we suppose to be tested?
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You need to see your doctor or go to a clinic. Tell the doctor that you're planning on becoming sexually active and would like a full STI screen. And take your partner too.

Testing, Testing…

[ 12-02-2006, 10:11 AM: Message edited by: LilBlueSmurf ]

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but.. wouldn it be like.. illegal for us to be so young and visiting the doctor about these stuff? and i think it's gonna be embarrassing right?


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