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Am I giving my girlfriends yeast infections from oral sex?

I’m a guy and I’m concerned that I’m passing yeast infections to my female partners. Over the past several years, I’ve had three girlfriends and they’ve all come down with yeast infections at some point during the relationship. My current girlfriend got a yeast infection after our first sexual contact (I gave her oral sex). Could I be the cause?

If I give my boyfriend oral sex when I have cold sores, could he catch genital herpes?

I’ve always gotten cold sores on my lips and I have some now. When I give my boyfriend oral sex, can he get herpes from my cold sores? Is it bad to give him oral sex when I have cold sores, or are oral and genital herpes two different kinds of herpes?

After my injury, I’m afraid of incontinence during oral sex...any suggestions?

I am a female C5-7 quad. Before my injury, my boyfriend frequently performed oral sex on me, which I enjoyed. Since my injury, we have not had oral sex because I am afraid of incontinence and am not sure how I will respond in terms of how it will feel, spasticity, leakage...you name it. Any suggestions?

Can I get pregnant from oral sex? Can I catch a disease?

I was wondering if you can get pregnant or catch a disease through oral sex if you use a condom?

What’s in semen? Is it bad to swallow?

What exactly is in semen? Are there any benefits or risks to swallowing semen during sex?

How do you give oral sex to a man who’s uncircumcised?

The man I am currently with is not circumcised. How can I give oral sex to him so he can enjoy it? Do you pull the foreskin back?

Is it possible to catch an STD from contact with clothing...like worn panties?

My friend of many years enjoys sucking on the crotch of my worn panties. Recently, I became aware that I am not the only dish on the table, which brings me to my question: if a woman has a STD, and my friend "dines" on her panties, is it possible for him to pass a disease to me through kissing or through oral sex?   

Can I get herpes from giving my girlfriend oral sex?

After performing oral sex on my girlfriend, I break out with cold sores around my mouth. Am I at risk for herpes?

I have a yeast infection…how long do my boyfriend and I have to wait to have oral sex again?

I am 17 years old, and I’ve just been diagnosed with my first yeast infection. My boyfriend and I enjoy oral sex and I was wondering how long I should wait until we can have oral sex again? Until the itching is gone?

Is it possible to catch HIV through a healing cold sore (oral herpes)?

The other day I had oral sex with a girl (I went down on her). I had a healing cold sore that had formed a scab and wasn’t bleeding. She wasn’t bleeding, either, but now I’m concerned that I’ve put myself at risk for HIV/AIDS. Is it possible to get HIV through a healing cold sore?