#HealthBytes: Five common myths about Oral sex busted!
Sexual stimulation on a partner using the mouth, tongue and lips is called oral sex. Oral sex is a healthy part of natural sexual activity. However, this form of sexual interaction isn't well understood, more so, among Indians. There is much confusion around health and safety factors concerning oral sex. Here are five most common myths about oral sex.
Myth #1: You will lose your virginity
Many people tend to believe that by indulging in any form of sexual activity (like oral sex) will make them lose their virginity. However, oral sex is a part of the foreplay and doesn't include mutual contact of partners' sexual organs. Thus, the answer is no - by having oral sex, you will not lose your virginity.
Myth #2: You might get pregnant
For pregnancy, it is essential for the sperm in the semen to get in contact with the female egg. There is no other way to get pregnant. However, during oral sex, the semen will get in contact with the body or the inside of the mouth, but will not reach the egg anyhow. Thus, pregnancy from oral sex is ruled out.
Myth #3: You do not need a condom
Since oral sex doesn't involve direct contact between sexual organs of the performing partners, you might get duped into believing that it is completely safe. However, that is far from reality. Since oral sex involves transmission of bodily fluids, there is a real risk of passing of STIs from the infected partner to the other.
Myth #4: It is unhygienic
Oral sex, like any other form of sexual activity might or might not be unhygienic. It actually depends on the hygiene measures taken by the partners. To ensure hygienic oral sex, take a trip to the washroom before as well as after sex. Use condom and dental dam while performing oral sex. Also, use fresh and clean undergarments and bedding.
Myth #5: Oral sex cannot lead to orgasm
Oral sex is a healthy and natural part of foreplay. And, foreplay, as we know, is performed for sexual stimulation and to reach closer to the climax. Thus, it is wrong to assume that oral sex can't lead to orgasm.