Hey...I'm wondering if one can catch a cold or something (like a bacterial infection) from going down on someone with a cold? For example, I have a cold, and if my girlfriend goes down on me, will she catch my cold (solely from that)? Or are they like, such separate sections of the body that that wouldn't happen? Also, (slightly related) is it possible to get a bacterial infection in your throat (like strep or something) from going down on someone, like bacteria from urine or whatever? Not an STD, necessarily... Thanks for your time!
SURPRISE! urine is sterile. your kidneys do a great job of filtering out tiny wasteproduct molecules from your blood, leaving bacteria and viruses to your immune system.
but can you catch a bacterial infection from oral sex? yeah. gonorrhea is one of them. Streptococcus? it's possible. but if you get strep from oral sex, it *IS* a STD (after all, you transmitted it via sexual activity).
------------------ Color is for crayons, not for people.
Posts: 12677 | From: Los Angeles, CA ... somewhere off the 10 | Registered: Jul 2000
| IP: Logged |
whoa, Gummy. urine IS "sterile," but only to yourself. that's why in survival situations you can use it to clean wounds, or to distill for drinking water. but it's not a good idea to come into contact with someone else's urine.
bacteria are indeed found in urine - else how would they test for urinary tract infections?
Heehee, yeah, I think get it But part of my question is more like, if one has a cold affecting their head-area (like their nose or throat) can that same infection be transmitted through oral sex? Although - kissing is also involved...so...maybe that's how the cold keeps getting passed between us *duh, frog*...Heh. Umm. Thanks for the help, though!
Once I had a cold that my partner didn't want to get. So we had lots of sex of all different varieties without any mouth-mouth kissing. The no mouth kissing was a huge sacrifice for both of us. He ended up getting the cold anyway. Bah.
Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.