Scarier still: Cases of antibiotic-resistant oral gonorrhea are on the rise (meaning these cases are harder to treat but not incurable).
Chlamydia and syphilis are in the second tier of risk through oral sex.
It presents the biggest threat of transmission through oral sex, and barrier methods don’t always prevent it.
Most risky is the transmission of HSV-1, which typically shows up as sores around the mouth but which can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals.
It turns out that putting a solid figure on the danger is difficult.
Nikki Mayes of the CDC’s media office says, “As far as I’m aware, no studies have quantified the exact risk for all STIs [through oral sex],” and the CDC doesn’t gather data on STIs contracted through oral sex.
The greatest danger when it comes to oral sex is believed to be with fellatio for the “receptive partner.” (Now here’s a mind fuck: In clinical lingo, "receptive oral sex" refers to performing oral sex on someone -- or "giving head," as the kids say -- not to "receiving it." You can think of it this way: The receptive partner is the penis or vagina in their mouth.) The website of AVERT, an international HIV and AIDS charity, explains that transmission can occur when “sexual fluid (semen or vaginal fluid) or blood (from menstruation or a wound somewhere in the genital or anal region) [gets] into a cut, sore, ulcer or area of inflammation somewhere in their mouth or throat.”A University of California, San Francisco, study put the per-contact risk of transmission through "receptive" fellatio with an HIV positive partner at 0.04 percent.
(For perspective, consider that the same study found a much higher per-contact risk of 0.82 percent for unprotected receptive anal sex.) The researchers calculated the rate of HIV transmission to be 4 out of 10,000 acts of fellatio.
STD clinics have reported that 5 to 10 percent of patients have gonorrhea of the throat.
Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to create risk charts.
Cardiac mortality was 10 and 22% for the sub-population of 2- and 5-year analyses.
I'm ditching Cosmo for NBC, bitches," while men vehemently committed to finding they mysterious seventh zone, wherever the hell it may be (in the nose? It gave them a new mission beside finding a woman's clitoris.
Essentially, no two women are the same and they will be turned on to different things — but we can infer what this one is...
Anyway, since Friends is hitting the 10 year anniversary of its finale, this question seemed worthy of revisiting. Depending on who you are, different things will work for you.