069: Sixty-nine and herpes with Alexandra Harbushka

Oral sex and podcasts are not always the best ever


Life With Herpes

Welcome to today’s episode of Life With Herpes. As always….thank you for joining me and being here. Like I always say, this is not a topic I wanted to be an expert in but I am and we are here. So today’s episode was kind of a huge hiccup. I put so much pressure on myself to make this episode aka episode 069 such a cool episode and play on the words with the sixty-nine but I totally flopped. But as one of my friends brought to my attention...sometimes oral sex is just not all that great and neither is this episode. So bear with me.

I decide to continue to explain what oral sex is and turn to old faithful Wikipedia. Oral sex is an act of having sex so for example there is vaginal sex, anal sex, and oral sex. As I have discussed in many episodes leading up to this but I want to make sure you understand the importance of this is yes, you can get herpes from oral sex. So with that being said, you can get herpes from sixty-nine. Oral sex is often thought of as a “safe alternative” to having sex but you are as at much risk as passing herpes through oral sex as you are with vaginal or anal sex.

With all this being said, I do not want to deter you from having oral sex or enjoying 69 with your partner. I mean, it is pretty cool that you can pleasure each other with your tongue at the same time. What I am saying is take the same precautions you would when having vaginal or anal sex. Which are; Take this as an opportunity to talk with your partner about STD’s and STI’s, use a latex condom or dental dam, educate yourself on sexual health and get tested. I am assuming that because you are here you are educating yourself on sexual health so I am going to give you a big gold star!

Thanks for tuning in today. Sorry, it was not my best episode, I really put too much into trying to make this episode be really really good.

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