Oral sex used to be something that was only practised by a minority of couples.
But in Britain and Europe, it seems likely that the majority of sexually-active people do it at times.
Many women who have had difficulty in climaxing find that oral sex helps them to 'come'.
Similarly, oral sex given to a man is something that many males find exciting.
Also, where an older man is having difficulties with potency, oral 'suction' by his partner can help with inducing a good erection. Sometimes a couple will engage in both of them at the same time.
Performed on a woman: oral sex given to a woman by her partner (whether male or female) is called 'cunnilingus'.
Also, I recently attended a conference where it became clear that chlamydia infection is now a possible hazard of oral sex. Well, although it's not everyone's cup of tea, for a lot of people oral sex is fun. Oral stimulation given to a woman is often an excellent way of getting her aroused.
This partly because condoms make oral sex so much less pleasurable for both partners and are more intrusive for oral compared to vaginal or anal sex.
Anilingus can also transmit hepatitis A and B, intestinal parasites like .
Individuals can further reduce the already low risk of HIV transmission from oral sex by keeping their male partners from ejaculating in their mouth.
These cases are likely to be explained by BOTH mouth/gum problems in the negative partner AND high viral load in the positive partner.
Oral sex involves using the mouth to stimulate the penis (fellatio), vagina (cunnilingus), or anus (anilingus).