According to SmarterSex.com, some people are also under the misconception that brushing your teeth after oral sex can prevents STD's. While we love a fresh mouth more than anyone, brushing can actually cause microscopic tears to form in your mouth, thus making bacteria transmission easier. If ever there was a reason to start flossing, this is it.
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Everytime we read Em and Lo's Wise Guys, where the sex columnists ask an open-ended question and grill three men for an answer, we learn a little something new about men. All three men had a hard time deciding upon the two, with all leaning toward blowjobs but choosing intercourse out of either technicality or practicality.
Sixty Nine Wet Head is basically Listerine PocketPaks redesigned for sex: translucent strips that at first seem like plastic, but dissolve when placed on your tongue. The Listerine version is supposed to kill germs. The sex version promises "one little strip on your tongue will turn your mouth into a juicy wet haven. With a mouth so moist you'll have your partner spinning from your newfound talent." We get the idea, but does it work? And do you really need it?
A recent study by Klara Hasselrot of Stockholm's Karolinska Institutet says giving head to HIV positive men may inadvertently boost one's own immune system to the virus. She's hypothesizing that antibodies are formed in the saliva of HIV negative folks with HIV positive partners. ll men recruited were in a long-term relationship with an HIV Positive partner. Their semen was tested for IgA1 antibodies -- which have been identified as protecters in some Kenyan sex workers. All men had high levels of IgA1, which scientists think develop once the HIV virus meets saliva. Instead of multiplying and turning into AIDS, it has a neutralizing effect. This IgA1 antibody also seems to last the test of time too and thrive when exposed to a high level of the virus. In other words, the saliva just worked double time if exposed to a higher viral load of HIV.
Essence.com asked its readers to write advice to their younger selves, as if they were stepping back in time to give themselves a good, hard, loving shake. The comments shared are both poignant and revealing, much like Pepper Schwarz's "5 Things I Wish I Knew About Sex at 30." Here's a handful of 10 favorite bits of love-tested wisdom:
Recycled sex, Essex girls do it without condoms, some dudes don't like oral, a mother's weight gain translates to bigger babies, both presidential candidates aren't down with gay marriage, Mad Men teaches people how to date like a man, an Indian man wants an annulment on grounds of his wife's acne, Suze Orman wants you to have separate accounts, and wedding gowns for women in the military.
With the overwhelming number of preferences out there, it's even more vital that we learn to ask about a lover's likes and dislikes. After all, you wouldn't walk into a Baskin Robbins hoping to get lucky and pick your partner's one favorite out of 31 flavors, would you? Conflicting opinions abound on what warrants good oral sex, and Daily Bedpost's caught some on video. Watch and learn!
It's Friday and that means you'll spend most of the day in your cube reading blogs (check!) and surreptitiously watching online videos. Start with this fine, fine Belgian sex ed video about the spit vs. swallow dilemma, courtesy of Gawker. It's safe for work but definitely don't watch with your boss standing over your shoulder...
It's hard not to feel guilty when they're down there for a long time, isn't it? Not that we're not enjoying it. But how do you know if getting you off is turning him on or if he's just taking one for the team? We asked men: "What do you think about going down?"
Greek police arrested nine women and twelve men on the Greek island of Zakynthos after participating in an oral sex competition. What such a competition entails, we're not sure. But we're wondering if it's all the rage on Greek party islands (the beaches! the sun! the hot Greek men!) or if this is a one-off.
What would inspire a rich, powerful man (say Eliot Spitzer) to risk it all on a tryst with a prostitute? Well, in some cases, it's a little oral sex. Studies show that men seeking prostitutes are often just trying to get a bj. Other studies show that almost all men are into receiving oral sex and not that many women are enthusiastic about giving it. Correlation?
The Singaporean legislature has legalized certain once-illicit sex acts... for heterosexuals. In a country with legalized prostitution, consenting straights can now engage in oral and anal sex. Many are upset that the ruling did not cross over the the island nation's homosexual population.