Researchers at the Montego Bay, St James-based International Postgraduate Medical College IPMC are raising concern that the practice of oral sex in Jamaica could be responsible for the outbreak of a gum disease which is proving challenging to treat. This comes weeks after the World Health Organisation warned that oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea, and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread. Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, senior lecturer in anatomy in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, who was part of a study carried out by the IPMC team, said the local concerns follow extended research. He said the persons showing up with the problematic gum disease did not fit the profile of the persons who would normally be inflicted by periodontitis - inflammation around the tooth.
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Oral sex and mouth care | healthdirect
First know that if you cut your gums while brushing your teeth—which is a common thing that can happen while flossing and brushing —you could make yourself more susceptible to contracting certain diseases and infections. But that doesn't mean you can't safely tend to your dental health before engaging in oral sex play. Flossing can also cause gum bleeding when floss is forced between the teeth and pushed down into the gum tissue, she adds. Regardless of whether you brush up or not, the pros recommend you do a mouth check before giving oral sex.
Back to Sexual health. Oral sex is the stimulation of the genitals using the mouth and tongue. It is one of the ways that sexually transmitted infections STIs are most frequently passed on.
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Oral sex is when someone stimulates the genitals of another person with their mouth. It is important to practise safe oral sex to prevent catching a sexually transmitted infection STI.