By Chelsea Whyte. Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. Chlamydia may cause rectal infections in some people by spreading through the gastrointestinal tract after oral sex, according to a study of heterosexual men. Past research has found that some women contract rectal chlamydia without ever engaging in anal sex, and it has been thought that the infection may have passed from the vagina to the rectum.
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New research confirms that substance use and certain sexual practices among men who have sex with men may alter gut flora in ways that can have health consequences. HIV is one of many diseases that can influence the composition of the intestinal microbiome. However, gut flora can vary significantly from person to person depending on certain behaviors. To explore how sex practices and substance use can alter the organisms in the intestines, a team of researchers at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles studied archived specimens and clinical data on a group of 37 relatively young HIV-positive men who have sex with men. The subjects, who were part of a larger study on drug abuse that took place from to , had given rectal sponge specimens, blood and urine samples, and answers to detailed questions about sexual practices and drug use at roughly 6-month intervals for the duration of the study. The samples yielded DNA, which was then sequenced to provide profiles of individual microbiomes. The scientists found that the men who said they used substances had microbiomes that were different from healthy controls who were studied for comparison.
Sexual Behavior and Substance Use Can Affect Gut Microbiome
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Clearly, pregnancy is not a risk with oral sex, but what about sexually transmitted diseases STDs? Can you get an STD from oral sex? The short answer is yes, you definitely can. There are a number of STDs that can be spread through oral sex, and you can be at risk whether you are giving oral sex or receiving it.