There is a very low risk of catching an STD if you are receiving oral sex.
If you are giving oral sex, there is some risk of catching some STD's, although its less than regular sex. Here are the STD's you are at risk of catching when giving oral sex:
- Herpes. This is the most common orally transmitted STD.
- Hepatitis B
- HIV. Yes, you can catch AIDS from oral sex. You would need something like a combination of a cut in the mouth and semen, or a cut in the mouth and a cut in the vagina, which is rare, but certainly possible.
Using a condom during oral sex reduces these risks considerably. I don't know what the odds are versus a lightning strike, but they are much improved over not using a condom.
[This message has been edited by focus (edited 09-23-2003).]