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Lilerse
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So I recently started going down on my guy sometimes with Tic-Tacs in my mouth, and it's been fun for both of us, but I remember reading in various places that sugar and genitals should not mix. The first ingredient in Tic-Tacs is sugar. So is this bad? Cuz I've also read in various sex tips/advice that using mints is fine, but these sources could be ignorant. Or would it better to use a sugar-free mint that is not a Tic-Tac?
For the record, the guy has a penis (I have also heard that the vagina is at higher risk for infections from sugared foods).

Thanks.

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You know, the older I get, the more I have a hard time fathoming the things that went on or inside my genitals or someone else's when I was younger without someone winding up with an imbalance or infection. Of course, the older I get, the more I know how often that happened because of that without any of us making the connection. [Smile]

So, personally, I'd really not advise using mints of any kind with oral sex. Not only does mint numb (not so cool for safety), but yep, the sugars in mints can mean folks are more inclined to genital imbalances. Alas, as someone who had big health problems way back when due to a lack of testing with artificial sweeteners, I don't feel okay recommending that either, because I don't know of any studies that have been done on them in this context.

That said, this is one of those things where while all of this is all shiny and new, you're probably going to be more inclined to experiment with stuff like this. So my best advice, if you want to do something like this, is to stick with flavored condoms. Or just figure that if you're choosing to mix sex and food, you just gotta also figure someone might be dealing with a yeast infection or BV at some point.

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Lilerse
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Ok thanks. Do you think washing his penis right after would help decrease the risk of infection at all or does it make no difference?
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Yes,washing does decrease the risks a lot.

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Lilerse
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Thank you.
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[edited: That level of disclosure about what you enjoy sexually isn't something we tend to find appropriate here at Scarleteen, and it also can make some of our users feel uncomfortable.]

[ 10-30-2010, 08:09 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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