Oral sex can spread sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like herpes and HIV. It can also spread non-sexually transmitted diseases like intestinal parasites and genital warts.
But sperm can’t reach an egg through the mouth or anal opening. And pregnancy can’t happen unless semen enters the vagina or anus. That’s why oral sex and anal sex aren’t the same thing.
How does it happen?
To get pregnant, sperm needs to reach your vagina and fertilize an egg. This happens up to six days after sex, depending on your cycle. The fertilized egg then implants in the uterine lining to create pregnancy.
Oral sex can include any sexual activity that involves the mouth and throat, including cunnilingus (contact with the anal area) or fellatio (contact with the penis). It can also include the use of a condom during oral sex.
It is possible to get STDs through oral sex. In addition to spreading STIs like chlamydia, herpes and HIV, oral sex can transmit respiratory infections like gonorrhea and hepatitis A and B as well as intestinal parasites like Giardia.
Some people believe that using a condom during oral sex can help prevent STDs. It is important to talk with your partner about protection before you start having oral sex. It is also a good idea to use a dental dam when having oral sex. If you’re allergic to latex, try a polyurethane condom instead. If you’re unsure whether your partner has an STD, ask him or her about their history with STIs. Then, take an STI test.
Is it possible to get pregnant while having oral sex?
Oral sex can be a powerful sexual experience. When done consensually, it can give both partners deep physical and emotional pleasure. However, it can also be dangerous. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HPV can spread through the mouth or throat. It’s possible to contract or spread them in more than one area at the same time, too.
Using your lips, tongue, and fingers to stimulate your partner’s genitals is called oral sex. It might involve fellatio (oral sex with the penis), cunnilingus, or anilingus (oral sex with the anus). Oral sex is often used as foreplay before penetration. But it can also replace or follow sexual intercourse.
If sperm are swallowed or accidentally come into contact with other parts of the body, pregnancy can occur. This would usually happen if your partner ejaculates on you, but it could also happen if semen touches the mouth, chest, face, hands or legs. However, if your partner brushes semen against the vulva or vagina, it cannot cause pregnancy.
The risk of getting pregnant is less when sperm are touching the vagina or vulva than when they’re in the mouth. Nevertheless, it’s always best to use protection, such as condoms, Sheer Glyde, or dental dams, to avoid pregnancy and STDs. Using these protection methods also reduces the chance of spreading STIs to others.
Can I get pregnant if I swallow semen?
You can’t get pregnant from swallowing semen, which is the fluid that comes out of someone’s penis when they ejaculate (also known as come or cum). This is because the digestive system breaks down and digests sperm before it has a chance to make its way to the uterus, where fertilization would occur.
You also can’t get pregnant from oral sex that involves sucking on a partner’s penis or clitoris, or licking their anus or vulva (cunnilingus). This is because sperm can’t make their way from the mouth to the uterus through these areas of the body.
However, you can still get pregnant from oral sex that doesn’t involve the penis or anus, especially if sperm is spilled onto the vulva or vagina by a partner’s finger. You can also catch sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhoea and chlamydia through this type of oral sex.
Likewise, you can’t get pregnant from swimming in water that has sperm in it. The chlorine or heat of a pool or hot tub will kill sperm that comes into contact with it. But sperm can make their way from the swimwear to the mouth and then to the anus, where they can enter the reproductive organs and fertilize an egg. This is why it’s important to practice safe sex and use additional methods of birth control, such as condoms or Sheer Glyde dams.
Can I get pregnant if my partner ejaculates on me?
No, you cannot get pregnant from your partner ejaculating on you. This is because sperm needs to enter the vagina in order to fertilize an egg. If you swallow a sperm cell, it is broken down by digestive acids and then consumed in the body like any other nutrient.
It is possible to get a sexually transmitted disease (STI) from oral sex if you have unprotected sex and it makes contact with your mouth or skin. The most common STIs that can be spread by this type of contact are gonorrhoea, chlamydia and herpes.
It’s also possible to become pregnant if your partner ejaculates on you and then touches your vulva or vagina. This could happen if your partner accidentally gets pre-ejaculation (also called “pre-cum”) on their fingers and then puts them in your mouth or vagina. Pre-cum can contain sperm from previous ejaculations and can lead to pregnancy if an egg is fertilized.
In addition, if your partner is having oral sex and then has a penis inserted into their vagina for penetration, this can cause pregnancy. However, this is very rare. Sperm is able to travel from the penis and enter the vagina through the fallopian tubes. If sperm gets to the egg before the next menstrual period, it will fertilize it and result in conception. This is why it’s so important to always use a condom when having sexual intercourse, even with your partner’s mouth.