Originally Posted by rhiannon777
Your risk is pretty much nil. The only thing you would really be at a chance of getting is the oral form of herpes, which can occaisionally show up in the genital area. This is not common, and would only be likely if she had a cold sore at the time.
Thats not reallly the case... I too thought oral was more or less safe, except for HSV1 if their having an outbreak but its far from the truth.
Gonnahrea and/or clymadia are quite common via oral sex, as it easily cultures in the throat as well as the genital area. HSV1 is also a possibility... more likely during an outbreak but they can be sheading the virus at any time so its always possible although unlikelly. 3/4 of the population has hsv1 orrally and if you have it orally you probably wont get it genitallly... and it doesnt shead often so its not a big problem.
Its also possible to get siphilis via oral... the cancre from syphilis often appears in the mouth making transmission possible. Theres even a theoretical risk of getting HIV via oral. I think the odds are 0.5 per 10000 exposures to an HIV positive person.
Myself I had unprotected oral and got gonnahrea. Had it treated and 11 months later im still having issues from it. So its definitely not the SAFE sex people tend to think it is. Its safer than other forms of sex, but not pefect.