Doctor Issues Warning On Use Of Saliva During Sex
A warning has been issued by a medical doctor on the dangers of using saliva as a lubricant during sexual intercourse.
Dr Victor-Bryan Nwala gave the warning on Wednesday, noting on his Twitter account that the use of saliva could lead to infection.
He added that apart from the risk of infections, the act is generally unhealthy.
According to the doctor, saliva contained digestive enzymes that could prove dangerous to the eco-system of the sexual organ.
Some of the dangers listed by the medical expert which the bacteria in saliva could cause if it comes in contact with the vagina include yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.
He also listed herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis as diseases that could be transmitted to the genitals through saliva, NAN reports.
“Saliva is not a lubricant! The result can upset your vaginal microbiome and leave you susceptible to developing a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.
“Any STI in the throat or mouth can be transmitted to the genitals through saliva.
“If your partner has an active herpes lesion, for example, using the spit to ‘make things slick’ could leave you with genital herpes.
“This scenario happens more than you might think and it is the most common way genital herpes is contracted.
“Even if you don’t see a cold sore on or around the mouth, the virus can still be transmissible.
“Herpes isn’t the only oral STI you could contract. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis and trichomoniasis can also all be transmitted to the genitals through saliva,” he warned.