Oral s3x is an increasingly common practice among Nigerian couples, including teenagers, who often believe this is a completely safe alternative to penetrative intercourse.
However, have we ever really thought about the role this immensely pleasurable act can play in the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and so on? Or how poor oral health can actually increase the possibility of disease transmission?
The mouth acts as an entry point to numerous diseases and infections that can affect the overall health of a person. Studies have shown that the oral cavity has the potential to harbor at least 600 different bacterial species, and in any given patient, more than 150 species may be present.
One might ask, ‘How could poor oral health possibly increase the risk of disease spread by engaging in oral s3x?’