Five things to know about oral sex

Oral sex includes fellatio, cunnilingus and analingus and can result in the transmission of oral, respiratory, and genital pathogens. Although oral sex is considered a low risk activity, it is important understand the risks and take safer sex precautions where necessary.

1. Herpes
Herpes can be transmitted via orogenital contact. Genital herpes is the clinical manifestation of a genital infection with either herpes simplex type 1 (HSV1) or herpes simplex type 2 virus (HSV2).

While historically, most genital herpes were the result of HSV2 infection, the majority of orolabial herpes infections are caused