My boyfriend and I have recently started to have oral sex. We have not yet
had vaginal sex. Is it possible for me to get pregnant? – Anita*
No, it's not possible to get pregnant from oral sex alone. Sperm must get into
the vagina — and eventually up through the cervix into the uterus. If a couple
has vaginal sex while hooking up, the girl could get pregnant.
Although getting pregnant isn't a possibility with oral sex, getting a sexually
transmitted disease (STD) — such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, warts,
herpes, or HIV — is.
To avoid pregnancy and STDs, always remember to use a condom
every time you have sex — including oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Whenever
oral sex is being performed on a girl, a dental dam should be used. A guy receiving
oral sex should wear a latex condom — or, if he or his partner is allergic to
latex, a polyurethane condom.
If the taste of latex isn't your thing, there are flavored condoms made specifically
for oral sex.