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  • Oral sex is using your mouth, lips or tongue to stimulate your partner’s genitals or anus. People of all genders can give and receive oral sex.
  • Oral sex without protection (such as condoms and dental dams) puts you and your partners at risk of many types of sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
  • Always practise safe sex to reduce your risk of STIs. See your doctor or sexual health clinic if you think you may have an STI.
  • Having regular STI screening and reducing the number of sexual partners also reduces the transmission risk of STIs.

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Reviewed on: 10-10-2023