Is Oral Sex Risky?

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The September 1, 2013 post refers teens to an “Ask the Experts” Planned Parenthood page, which poses the question: Is it okay if u swallow semen? Planned Parenthood tells the teens:

Whether or not it’s “okay” to swallow semen depends on whether or not you’re okay with it. There’s nothing unhealthy, wrong, or dirty about swallowing semen, as long as you’re comfortable with it.

Immediately after telling the teens it’s okay to swallow semen, it tells them that “unprotected oral sex” can put both partners at risk for a number of STDs. Teens are then advised to have “safer oral sex” by using a condom or dental dam. In other words, there is something unhealthy about oral sex.

Planned Parenthood boasts of reaching 22 million visitors annually with the perverse, dangerous messages on its websites. It brags that it reached 1.1 million adolescents and parents “with information and education to help them make informed decisions and stay safe.” However, its not safe to promote oral sex as safe!

In addition, it claims 300,000 followers on Facebook. It also claims it has added “a million activists” through its social media presence.

Planned Parenthood—the organization that gives this kind of conflicting and perilous advice to teens on such a huge scale—is being paid more than one-fourth of the $75 million in PREP funding (Personal Responsibility Education Program) set aside by Obamacare to implement the Teen Outreach Program across five states at 50 schools.

In addition, it gets $1.3 million in government funding each and every day via government grants and programs. This cannot be allowed to continue. There is something very wrong about promoting unhealthy oral sex in our schools while federally funding the organization with tax-payer money.

THE SIMPLE FACTS:

Physical Composition

Because the semen passes through the ejaculatory ducts and mixes with fluids from the seminal vesicles, the prostrate, and the bulbourethral glands, semen is composed of many different fluids.

The seminal vesicles produce a viscous, fructose-rich fluid. This fluid makes up approximately 65-70% of the semen base.

The whitish secretion from the prostate contains enzymes, citric acid, lipids, and acid phosphatase. This secretion composes around 25-30% of the semen base.

The testes eject approximately 200-500 million spermatozoa during ejaculation. They compose about 2-5% of the semen composition.

The bulbourethral glands produce a clear secretion that increases the mobility of the sperm cells in the vagina and cervix. It lessens the viscosity of the channel that the sperm cells swim through and also adds a cohesive, jelly-like texture to the semen. The glands contribute approximately less than 1% to the overall semen composition.

The volume of semen per ejaculation varies. A comparison of thirty studies suggests that the average amount of semen ejaculated was around 3.4 milliliters, although some studies found amounts as high as 4.99 milliliters or as low as 2.3 milliliters.

It is believed that a prolonged gap between ejaculations increases the number of sperm in the semen but not an increase of the overall amount of semen.

Health Effects

Studies have revealed mixed conclusions about the impact of semen on the human body.

Some of the alleged positive impacts suggested by Planned Parenthood are that vaginal absorption of semen acts as an antidepressant and reduces the risk of breast cancer, while oral sex may help make a woman’s pregnancy safer and more successful because she is swallowing her partner’s antigens.

However, other studies suggest that vaginal absorption of semen could accelerate the development of an already existing cervical cancer, due to the prostaglandin elements in seminal plasma.

However, it is worth noting that semen can be the vehicle for many sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, herpes, or chlamydia.

Although the proteins present in semen are potent against bacteria, fungi, and some viruses, these proteins are not active against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the common cause of sexually transmitted diseases.

Oral sex is promoted by the purveyors of sex to be less risky than anal or vaginal sex – but HIV still can enter through open cuts and sores, or possibly by infecting the lining of the mouth. There are some documented cases of people getting HIV through their mouth.

The propaganda suggest that once semen gets past the mouth, stomach acid and enzymes in the esophagus kill the virus. If this is true, then why is there such an increase in oral throat cancer due to oral sex?

Possible disadvantages of consumption of semen
Semen can contain several viruses that may be transmitted via bodily fluids from an infected man. The most common example of such sexually transmitted infections (STI) are HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus) and Hepatitis B and C viruses, herpes, Chlamydia etc.

There are some studies that suggest that vaginal absorption of semen can accelerate the development of an already existing cervical cancer. This occurs due to the prostaglandin present in semen.

You may also want to see: Is Oral Sex Safe?

(Sources:
Life News
Dangers ingesting Semen | http://dherbs.com/news/4750/4669/Semen/d,ai.html#.UiNdS2RAR68
Can I get HIV from Oral Sex | http://www.sfaf.org/hiv-info/basics/can-i-get-hiv-from-oral.html
Swallowing Sperm | http://www.news-medical.net/health/Swallowing-Semen.aspx
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