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MyNewAlias
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As someone who is quite uneducated, and furthermore, quite unexperienced, I have a question in regard to oral sex and whether or not it is detrimental to one's health.

At my school, two years ago, a woman was brought in to address grades 9-12 about distructive behavior, and spoke briefly about oral sex. While I cannot remember precisely what was said, I know that she said that it was quite unhealthy, especially when the act was being done by a woman for a man.

I am aware of the risk of STDs in performing or receiving oral sex, and the woman addressed that point, referencing condoms and dental dams. However, something she said has been bouncing around my head in wonder for quite some time: when a female is giving a male oral sex, the woman is injuring her jaw.

As a sufferer of orthodontic procedure for two arduous years, my jaw is in relatively good condition, and I have no desire to go and redress my teeth in metal. Would performing oral sex waste the thousands of dollars spent in orthodonture, and in turn, require further spending to repair my jaw?

Thanks!

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logic_grrl
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As far as I know, there is no evidence whatsoever that consensual oral sex can hurt anyone's jaw.

So no, your orthodontic work is safe.

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coasterdude318
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You should also note that oral sex is considered low risk behavior. There's a lot of fear, propaganda, and misinformation out there about oral sex. While contraction of diseases and infections is certainly possible from oral sex, it's not considered a very high risk behavior.

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[ 07-06-2006, 10:50 PM: Message edited by: coasterdude318 ]

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coasterdude318, while your desire to help is appreciated, the original poster did not display concern over the risks of oral sex.

Please do not post unless you have something useful to add to a given topic. Thanks! [Smile]

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logic_grrl
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You should also note that oral sex is considered low risk behavior.

Bzzzzzt.

For many STIs, oral sex is lower risk than, say, vaginal or anal intercourse.

But given that it can easily transmit STIs such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, just calling unprotected oral sex "low risk" is misleading.

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coasterdude318
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Any professional health educator will tell you that oral sex is considered "low risk" behavior. I think it's noble what you guys are trying to do here - especially given that it's volunteer work - but sex educators you are not.

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blueveggie
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can i say that perhaps some respect for all who work here is in order? your use of 'noble' is far too close to sarcasm IMO not to mention a huge understatement.


i'd like to know (from coaster's POV) *why* it's low risk if all (except one or two- HPV and HIV come to mind and I might be wrong there) STD's can be transmitted?

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Karybu
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coasterdude, if you have a problem with the boards or our moderators, please take it to email. (As a side note, we verify our information with multiple sources, several of us ARE in the health professions, and I don't think a mod here would describe oral sex as a "low risk" activity.)

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