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What form of protection can you use for oral sex?

Although unprotected oral sex is not as risky as vaginal and anal intercourse are for STDs, unprotected oral sex can put both partners at risk for a number of infections, whether they are giving or receiving oral sex. These STDs include chancroid, cytomegalovirus, gonorrhea, hepatitis A & B, herpes, human papilloma virus (HPV), syphilis, and, rarely, HIV and chlamydia.

For safer oral sex, use a condom to cover the penis, or a Glyde dam, cut-open condom, or plastic wrap to cover the vulva or anus.

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