Is oral sex safe? Sexologist Dr Elna McIntosh answers a few crucial questions.
Oral sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
There are different levels of risk, depending on the STI and the type of oral sex.
Having a STI can increase your chances of getting infected with HIV.
STIs that cause sores and blisters (like syphilis and herpes) are easy to get from all types of oral sex – getting or giving.