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How Common is Oral Sex?

Do you know how common the practice of oral sex is? Are you a practitioner?

                                                        How Common is Oral Sex

What is oral sex?

Oral sex simply involves partners giving or receiving oral stimulation through licking or sucking to their genitalia.

If oral sex is given to a man it is termed a fellatio or what is now popularly known as ‘blow job’, on the other hand if oral sex is given to a woman it is referred to as cunnilingus.

Commonness of Oral Sex

In an attempt to find out how common this kind of sex is in our societies and the world around us in general, several studies have been conducted. Many studies have shown that oral sex is more common that you thought. It has been shown to be generally practiced by people of all ages. In one study in Sweden for instance, over thousand sexual active people were required to fill a survey in which they were asked if they practiced oral sex. At the end of the survey it was found out that over 80 per cent of them practiced oral sex frequently with their partners.

Oral sex is mostly performed prior to engaging in the main sexual intercourse.

According to a new survey in America concerning people’s evolving sexual behaviors, amongst men and women aged from 15 to 44; it was revealed that over half of young people under the age of 24 had oral sex before they ever had vaginal intercourse.

Is Oral sex safe?

Most people have the assumption that oral sex is the safest form of sex. But studies have shown that this might not be necessarily true. Engaging in oral sex can also lead to the transmission of sexually transmitted infection or even sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Having said all the above, I leave you with just one question: Do you practice oral sex?

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