Oral sex is sex that involves the mouth and the penis, vagina, or anus butt hole. Some other words for different kinds of oral sex are "blow job," "giving head," "going down on," "eating out," "sucking," "cunnilingus," or "rimming. There are a few known cases of people getting HIV from giving oral sex licking or sucking. There are no known cases of someone getting HIV from receiving oral sex being licked or sucked.
Oral Sex and HIV: What’s the Real Risk? | The Well Project
Back to Sexual health. HIV is transmitted through seminal and vaginal fluids, including menstrual fluids. The virus can enter the body through the bloodstream or by passing through delicate mucous membranes, such as inside the vagina, rectum or urethra. If a person gives fellatio and has bleeding gums, a cut, or an ulcer inside their mouth, HIV could enter their bloodstream through infected fluid. This could also happen if infected fluid from a woman gets into the mouth of her partner during oral sex. You can use a dental dam to cover the anus or female genitals during oral sex. A dental dam is a latex or polyurethane very thin, soft plastic square, measuring about 15cm by 15cm.
Jump to navigation. But what is oral sex? And does it come with any risks?
After more than 35 years of epidemiological and biomedical research, the question of whether you can get HIV from oral sex remains confusing. So let's start by separating hypotheticals from the hard facts and statistics. If asking can a person get HIV from oral sex, the honest answer would have to be possible but unlikely. For the most part, oral sex—either in terms of fellatio oral-penile , cunnilingus oral-vaginal , or anilingus oral-anal —is not an efficient route of HIV transmission. With that being said, the word "can" suggests a theoretic possibility that many find difficult to dismiss.