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Queensland Government lowers age of consent for rectal intercourse to 16

Misconception: You Can’t Get an S.T.D. From Oral Intercourse

Really:You yes can — and several do.

Oral sex is pretty popular, since these things get: in accordance with a survey that is national about two-thirds of adults, many years 15 to 24, have actually involved in it, an interest rate that continues to be regularly high.

But maybe because intercourse as a whole — and dental intercourse in specific — is vested with individual choice and meaning, 27 percent of females and 24 % of men don’t have their very very first knowledge about fellatio or cunnilingus until after having had genital sex, in accordance with the nationwide Center for Health Statistics.

And a lot of people — around 71 % — consider dental intercourse (“O.G.,” in research-speak, for “oral-genital”) to be “sex,” in line with the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

But inspite of the pervasiveness of O.G., lovers evidently don’t frequently think about the possibility so it may be a way of moving along disease.

The myth that dental intercourse is risk-free is extensive among adults, specially teens. Tests also show it really is the most typical reasons they provide for having dental in the place of genital sex (as well as virginity that is preserving not receiving expecting).

But either before or following the deed, many people are providing that myth a 2nd thought. At the very least several times a week, a federal wellness workplace areas concerns such as these:

• can diseases being sexually sent sent through dental intercourse?

• Is oral HPV — the human papillomavirus — acquired through dental intercourse?

A Week of Misconceptions

We’re utilising the very first week of April as a chance to debunk a number of the misconceptions about health insurance and technology that circulate throughout the year. (more…)