KOMPAS.com – Oral sex is commonly done as one of the warm-up activities before sexual intercourse or also known as foreplay.
Launching the NHS, oral sex is done by using the mouth and tongue in the genital area as a form of stimulation.
Both men and women can perform oral sex to a partner, and oral sex is widely chosen by couples as a form of channeling sexual desire without the risk of pregnancy if it is not accompanied by sexual intercourse that involves penetration into the vagina.
Oral sex can be one foreplay which is fun for couples, but it turns out that there are 4 facts of oral sex that are quite surprising.
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1. Oral sex can improve the quality of relationships
Oral sex performed by a partner without coercion can increase partner intimacy.
According to sexual therapist Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, as reported by WebMDoral sex performed by a partner can make the relationship closer.
Weston also added that oral sex can be more intimate because someone is invited to see the private side of their partner.
Mary Rosser, MD, also told Health that oral sex can make partners feel closer even though the majority of men accept oral sex and do not give it to a partner.
2. Orgasm from oral sex is more fun
It turns out that women can’t be as easy as men to get an orgasm and this is evidenced by research cited by Health.
According to the study, women need at least 10 to 20 minutes of sex to reach orgasm.
One type of stimulation that can be given to female partners to be able to achieve orgasm is oral sex.
Oral sex will provide greater stimulation to the vagina because of direct touch to the clitoris so that women can reach orgasm more quickly.
Health also added that the majority of women who received oral sex from their partners felt satisfied when having sex.
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3. Linked to throat cancer
Not many people know that there are several types of diseases that can be obtained from oral sex and one of them is throat cancer.
Although oral sex is not directly a cause of throat cancer, the presence of: human papillomavirus (HPV) can be called the culprit.
According to WebMDOral sex given by someone can be one of the causes of throat cancer if their partner has HPV.
According to research published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2007, it was found that a person developed throat cancer due to oral sex.
Even so, from the study it was found that throat cancer was caused by changing partners.
4. Can increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Many people do not know that oral sex can be a means of spreading STDs because it is commonly done without a condom.
Oral sex without the use of a condom increases the risk of getting STDs from an infected partner.
Not only HPV, but there are several other types of STDs that can be transmitted, such as HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and hepatitis.
Although everyone has the same risk, WebMD also explained that the risk of transmission is not as big as sex which involves penetration into the vagina or anus.
However, WebMD adds that the risk will depend on how many partners you have, your gender and what kind of oral sex you have.
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