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techie
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I have a post-something infection or a post-infectious something (throat/chest), and I've been told that I'm not allowed to kiss people. Does this also mean I can't give oral sex? Or is it just mouth to mouth kissing that wouldn't be allowed? (I appreciate that actually catching the name of what I have would probably help, but the GP I saw spoke very very quickly.)
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Robin Lee
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Hi Techie,

If you have anything infectious, it's sound not to give oral sex. While the person is not likely to get a chest infection through their genitals, engaging in oral sex when we're sick can spread germs increasing the risks of genital infection.

It's just sound not to engage in sexual activities when we're sick anyway, as sex brings us in close contact with other people, putting them at risk for catching what we have, and putting us at risk of catching something else from them while our immunity is compromised by whatever we have.

Does this help?

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techie
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Totally! I wasn't planning on having sex any time soon to start with, but its just when the only thing you're given is "no kissing on the mouth" I had to wonder if it was just mouth to mouth contact that was bad or no.

Much appreciated!

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Robin Lee
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No problem.

Remember that, no matter how quickly the doctor may be speaking, no matter if it feels like you're being rushed through the appointment, you can always ask questions. It is also always okay to call the doctor's office or clinic later if you have more questions.

[ 10-07-2013, 10:52 AM: Message edited by: Robin Lee ]

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