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Less than an hour ago my boyfriend performed oral sex on me. He has had an STD screening before and does not have anything. I, on the other hand, don't think I've ever been tested. He's the only person I've ever kissed on the lips, and I've never had any signs of STD's during my lifetime. However, I know they can remain undetected for long periods of time. Is it possible that he could have contracted an STD from me?

Later he mentioned he was chewing gum during the incident; I found a little near my labia. Could this cause a yeast infection? Should I wash the area?

Also, earlier I touched his penis and then guided him as he performed manual sex as well. I may have touched parts of my vulva for several seconds while this happened. I'm pretty sure he did not have any "pre-cum" on his penis, but I'm still a little worried.

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Hey there, skippablue-

If you've never been sexually active before, while having an infection that can be transmitted through receiving oral sex is hypothetically possible, it isn't very likely at all. You may still want to be on the safe side and use a dental damn or the like for oral sex the next time around until you've both been tested.

Any time something sugary comes in contact with your vaginal area you risk upsetting the natural balance of the vagina, which could cause a yeast infection. However, it's never a good idea to "wash" the vagina- washing your external genitals with water and a mild soap, avoiding your vaginal opening, is what's best- soap can also upset the vagina's pH. A change in discharge and/or smell would be symptoms of an infection of sorts, in case you're wondering what to look out for. In the future, I'd recommend against attempts at multitasking when it comes to performing oral sex and chewing gum.

There isn't a pregnancy risk from the activity you're describing: unless you intentionally placed semen on your vaginal opening, you really don't have anything to worry about.

Some helpful articles:
Without sexual contact, could I have an STI?
Safe, Sound & Sexy: A Safer Sex How-To
Sexual Health 101: Hers
STI Risk Assessment: The Cliff's Notes
Testing, Testing...
What's the Risk? Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessments

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Thanks so much :]
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