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Lindsay*Marie
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I know you recomend using condoms even when giving oral, I didnt but is it bad for me to swallow, I did but i didnt think there was anything wrong with doing that, it cant harm me right?
Secondly this may seem weird i wouldnt know but i recently have masturbated and while doing slow I swelled up from my inner lips of my vagina to my labia, is this ok it doesnt usually happen but has a few times like not painfully swells up, actually feels good but if its bad i better stop then right?

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dailicious
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Semen on its own can't really harm you, but semen CAN carry STIs, as well as other infections in general (just like any other bodily fluid, so just like kissing someone who has a cold can pass the cold germs to you, so could swaping sexual fluids).

If both you and your partner have received TWO full STI screenings, 6 months apart. Then and only then can you safely assume you are STI clear and sex will not pose STI risks for you.

Unfortunately, however, oral sex carries a higher risk of transmission of herpes than genital to genital sex alone (when neither partner has genital herpes already) because oral herpes, or cold sores, can be transmitted to the genitals during oral sex. This is why a condom for oral sex on a man is advised, not just for the person giving oral sex, but for the person receiving it.

As far as the sweeling - if it ever becomes painful DO stop, and keep in mind it may be a sign you need to see a gynecologist about a possible infection if the pain is lasting/continues/you have any other symptoms.

Swelling on its own, however, is completely normal. When a woman becomes aroused, extra blood flows to her genitals, causing them to swell (much like how blood flows to a man's penis, causing him to be erect). So, when you masturbate, you are aroused, hence the swelling. Nothing to worry about at all.


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Heather
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(Understand too that ejaculation or no, STI risks are present during fellatio. SOME STIs are only transmitted from fluids, but the most common, especially among young adults, require no ejaculation for transmission.

So, not swallowing makes no difference in this regard.)


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