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is it possible for your tonsils to get irritated either from just the act of giving head, or from swallowing? mine tends to for a few days afterwards. i was wondering if you could get tonsillitis or something like that from the irritation (or if bacteria forms from swallowing maybe?). one person i know got tonsillitis after giving head but she isn't sure if there was a connection, and other than that i've never heard of someone's throat/tonsils (it just hurts a lot to swallow) hurting for a short period afterwards (it tends to last 4-5 days).
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I'm not sure of the connection between tonsillitis and oral sex so maybe another staff member could shed some light on it. But I am thinking if you are engaging in unprotected oral sex, you are running a fairly high STD risk.

Unprotected oral sex is likely to cause the following STDs

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis B
Herpes Simplex
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, Warts)
Syphilis

If left unchecked, these STDs could cause some serious long-term damage. I suggest you and your partner get a full body check up including a STD check if you haven't already done so and been cleared by the doctor.

Next time, invest in some condoms for oral sex to keep yourself protected.


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i definitely debated including in my original post that i was aware of what was about to be posted, but i didn't.. i'm not sure why. anyway, yes i am aware of all of that.
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What your friend (and your friend's doctor) diagnosed as tonsillitis could have actually been an infection like gonorrhea. Only if she disclosed that she was engaging in unprotected oral sex could her doctor even have considered testing for what *kind* of bacterial infection was bothering her throat. Without that sort of disclosure, the doctor is just likely to assume just-another-bacterial-infection and give her antibiotics. Granted, the antibiotics will treat the infection even if it's gonorrhea, but that doesn't treat the boy who gave it to her (if he did in fact infect her with something of the sort). This of course can lead to HUGE problems should she and he engage in condomless sexual intercourse.

lesson learned, whatever that soreness is, just prevent it with a flavored condom for oral sex. it's quick, it's easy and it saves you a lot of discomfort.

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isn't gonorrhea a serious STD that COULDN'T be easily treated by an anti-inflammatory?

I know for a fact that it'd not an STD. I just am curious if someone's throat/tonsils can get irritated from it..


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It's a bacterial infection, which can be cured with an antibiotic, as Gumdrop said. I'm not sure where you're getting the idea of using anti-inflammatories from.

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I've had irritated tonsils/throat from protected oral sex before. If an STD is ruled out, it could just be about friction and bumping.
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I also know that individuals can have an adverse reaction to contact with ejaculate (like rashes and swelling of the skin). if an STD/STI is ruled out, this may be what is happening.

If it still happens while using condoms, then I would think what Poetgirl mentioned might be the case.

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On a final note, some people find they are quite sensitive to lubricants used on condoms or to certain condoms, when performing oral sex on someone, and experience reactions to either.

If that is suspected, choosing unlubricated condoms, putting some on the inside to make things feel better for the receiving person, or using polyurethane condoms might lessen the symptoms of irritation after giving oral sex, too.

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thanks very much... that clears some stuff up for me.
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