Although oral sex is a good alternative if you don’t want to get pregnant you can still contract and STD from said activity. Oral sex on a women has a very low risk of contracting HIV if the women has the virus. Vice versa if someone was to perform oral sex on a man, there can be a similar effect.
Other STD’s can be contracted from oral sex, as well. Oral sex on the penis can lead to infections such as gonorrhea or herpes, while oral sex on the Vagina can lead to infection like herpes as well.
Ways to have safer oral sex are as follows: Keep semen and vaginal fluids out of your mouth. This can be done by using cling wrap when performing oral sex on a women. For a man, a non spermicidal, unlubricated condom can be used.