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Can Virgins Get An STI?

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Can virgins get an STI?

The simple answer is YES.

As many of you know, I was a virgin until I was 24 years old. 

Now although we know that virginities are really just a societal concept, it’s still a “thing” I guess so in this article I'll be using the term but just know it’s really something that “man” made up and your worth is not determined by whether or not you’ve had sex.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way.

Although I didn’t have penetrative sex until I was 24, I did give and receive a hell of a lot of oral sex and the irony is I didn’t start enjoying receiving oral sex until I was about 26-27 right before I began my celibacy journey.

That’s another conversation for another day.

The thing I didn’t realize was, although I wasn’t being penetrated, I was still taking a lot of risks with my sexual health!

What is oral sex?: Oral sex is basically sex with your mouth. Normally you’ll place your lips on your partner's genitals and stimulate their genitals often with your hands and with your mouth until they reach a climax of some sort (although if you’re a person with a vulva, this honestly rarely happens due to our partners lack of knowledge about how our anatomy works, at least for me.)

Anywho let's get to the nitty gritty.

What STI’s can you contract when engaging in oral sex?!

You can find a full list HERE and if you don’t feel like reading you can check out my most recent youtube video titled CAN VIRGINS GET STI’S?

Now I said a full list but in reality, there are quite a few sti’s missing such as hepatitis, hpv &  thrush (i’m still learning about this one, it’s not considered an STI but can be contracted from sex… make it make sense!)

So now we know that you can contract an STI through oral sex but how can you PREVENT contracting them while exploring your sexuality you may ask?!


Note about condoms: If you are dealing with a partner with a penis please do not give into the ol “I can’t feel anything with a condom” scheme. It’s old and outdated and there are extremely thin condoms on the market now that can provide the ultimate pleasure while also practicing safe sex.

Note about testing: I absolutely believe in getting tested WITH your partner. It’s a great way to build trust and foster healthy communication. There are free clinics in almost every city around the globe. I was also actively getting tested when I was a virgin because mama didn’t wanna take any chances.

Note about dental dam: I believe I’ve only tried using a dental dam once and honestly almost choked using a condom when giving oral (also known as head… I don’t know why it’s called head now that I think of it LOL) but with PRACTICE you can figure out the perfect way to please your partner and get pleased by your partner all while remaining safe.

If you loved this blog and the information shared I 10/10 recommend you check out my PLEASURE POSITIVE PATREON where I post about all of the things i’ve learned regarding sex, intimacy, self love, self care and pleasure.

Until next time.

I love you to the moon!


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