Thursday, October 29, 2009

Q & A: "Is there any hazard to swallowing semen during oral sex?"

Assuming a monogamous relationship between two "healthy"
people, is there any hazard to swallowing semen during oral sex?

No, there really is not. The substance of the semen
itself, which is composed of both fluid from the prostate
gland and sperm that was stored in the epididymis, is not harmful
in any way.

As you suggest, the only potential worry relates to the
transmission of an STD, and the difficulty of knowing for sure
whether or not your partner is currently infected. This was
discussed in an earlier STD question and may be of some interest.

-- R. Jandl

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