Sex Query of the Week: Can I Get STD From Oral Sex? How to Stay Safe
Oral sex and STDs (Photo Credits: Pixabay)

Q. I am a 24-year-old man working in a 9-6 job. I have been dating this woman who is 7 years older than me. While this is my first relationship, it is not the first time my girlfriend has been in a relationship. She loves it when I go down on her and I do try to perform my best. However, I am afraid that I catch STD by giving her oral sex. She had earlier caught a type of STD, however, she said she had taken medication and got cured of it. We haven't had intercourse yet because I am really afraid that I might catch some kind of STD. What should I do? Sex Query of the Week: Can You Get Pregnant If You Have Unprotected Sex During Periods?

Ans. You must always get yourself tested and even ask your girlfriend to get tested if possible. There may be a slight chance that you might catch STD you anybody performs unprotected sexual intercourse oral sex. You must know that any kind of absorption of bodily fluids from someone else through absorption by tissue, including the mouth, can cause STD. However, the most commonly spread STD via oral sex is herpes. The best way to avoid this is to ask her to get herself checked.