Topic Tuesday: Can STI's be spread during oral sex?

Many STIs, as well as other infections, can be spread through oral sex. Anyone exposed to an infected partner can get an STD in the mouth, throat, genitals, or rectum. The risk of getting an STI from oral sex, or spreading an STI to others through oral sex, depends on several things, including:

  • The particular STI.
  • The sex acts practiced.
  • How common the STI is in the population
  • to which the sex partners belong.
  • The number of specific sex acts performed.