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oral sex

STD Sexual activity in which buccolingual mucosa contacts a partner's genital or anal mucosa–eg, cunnilingus, fellatio. See High-risk sex, Safe sex.


(seks) [L. sexus, sex]
1. The characteristics that differentiate males and females in most plants and animals.
2. Gender.

chromosomal sex

Sex as determined by the presence of the female XX or male XY genotype in somatic cells.

commercial sex

Engaging in sexual practices to earn money or other economic benefits.

morphological sex

The sex of an individual as determined by the form of the external genitalia.

nuclear sex

The genetic sex of an individual determined by the absence or presence of sex chromatin in the body cells, particularly white blood cells.

oral sex

Cunnilingus; fellatio.

psychological sex

The individual's self-image of his or her gender, which may be at variance with the morphological sex.

safe sex

, safer sex
The practice of protecting oneself and one's partner(s) (as much as one can) from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpesviruses, hepatitis viruses, and HIV, or from unwanted pregnancy. Some experts find the term to be unsatisfactory, maintaining that all forms of sexual behavior carry some risk or infection, injury, or pregnancy. Safe or safer sexual practices involve avoiding contact with one's partner's blood or body fluids, e.g., seminal fluid, by wearing condoms during any form of oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. The risks of transmitting STDs may be further classified as follows: Safer: Celibacy; masturbation; dry kissing; masturbation of a partner on healthy, intact skin; oral sex with use of a condom; touching; fantasy. Possibly Safe: Condom-protected vaginal or anal intercourse. Risky: Wet kissing, oral sex (without a dental dam or latex or plastic barrier or condom), masturbation of a woman without a latex barrier or use of latex gloves, masturbation on open or broken skin, and unprotected sex of any kind.


Alcohol and psychoactive drugs may impair one's judgment regarding the practice of safe sex, resulting in engagement in risky sexual activities. If either partner has evidence of any infection, condoms should always be used even though failure rates for condoms vary from 2% to 12%, depending on the user's skill and experience. Any person having casual sexual contacts should avoid anal intercourse even with a condom because of the high risk of this type of sexual activity and the low but finite risk of condom failure.

survival sex

Engaging in sexual intercourse to secure basic human needs (food, clothing, or shelter).

oral sex

Any sexual activity in which the mouth is substituted for the vagina. One consequence of this practice is the confusion between the strains of the virus herpes responsible for oral and genital herpes. Formerly, these were, respectively herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2. The matter is no longer so simple.

Patient discussion about oral sex

Q. is it normal to be addiected to oral sex men eating me out

A. in an experiment they did on mice, they inserted an electrode to the pleasure area in the mouse's brain and every time he hit a certain pedal- it sent an electrical charge and aroused the pleasure area in the brain.
the mouse didn't care about food, females and nothing else. he just continued to push the pedal like crazy until he died.
we are addicted to pleasure too. what ever arouses your pleasure areas in the brain.

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Answer: Oral transmission of HIV is very difficult to single out as the only way that HIV is transmitted because few people engage exclusively in oral sex.
While this study does not address the disease stage of the source patient, it is reasonable to conclude that if the rate of transmission through oral sex and semen is greater than once thought, that rate might be greater still when the patient is experiencing PHI--a time when genital secretions are likely to have a higher concentration of inoculum.
We also asked about frequency, recency, and amount of crack smoking; implements used to smoke crack; extent of lip injuries of self and friends due to crack smoking; extent of sharing of stems; extent and type of oral sex; and use of barrier protection during oral sex.
You can still get sexually transmitted infections by having oral sex, so always, always use a condom.
The temporal pattern of oral sex and anal sex differed among sexually experienced youth.
Discuss doing new things you will both enjoy and if you're that desperate invest in one of those unpleasant looking devices that simulate the sensation of oral sex.
Although oral sex alleviates the risk of pregnancy, it remains a potential method for spreading herpes, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV.
Of the syphilis cases occurring in 2000-2002, 14% were attributable to oral sex.
In a nutshell: A depressed guy drives across the country to have oral sex with the woman he loves, or perhaps it's all in his mind.
Those with the strain, called HPV16, were three times more likely to have had oral sex as those whose tumours did not contain it.
The HOT (HIV Oral Transmission) study, out of San Francisco, is following over 200 men who have sex with men and are believed to have no risk except receptive oral sex [K.