STIs can be acquired by a woman through any form of sexual contact. The question is which STIs can you acquire from a specific type of sex act.

We will approach this based on the type of sexual engagement – kissing, petting, getting or giving oral sex, vaginal penetration or anal penetration.

Below represents the risk to the Woman based on the sex act performed.

HIV Chlamydia Gonorrhoea Syphillis Herpes Hepatitis B *Hepatitis C Trichosomonas Mycoplasma/ Ureaplasma
Kissing No risk, provided no open sores No risk No risk Yes risk exists – especially if there are punched out sores in the mouth Yes risk exists especially for Herpes Type I Potential risk exists with deep wet kissing Not dry kissing No risk – Unless there are open bleeding sores in the mouth Next to no risk No risk
Petting (rimming of vagina) No risk, provided no open sores or exchange of body fluids / blood No risk No risk Yes, if there are open sores Yes risk exist No risk No risk No risk No risk
Oral sex (cunnilingus) – getting oral sex to vagina Extremely low risk Yes risk exist Yes risk exists Yes risk exists, esp if there are sores in the mouth Yes risk exists Yes risk exist esp if bleeding/sores in mouth Negligible risk No risk Yes risk exist
Oral Sex (fellatio)- giving a blow job to the penis Yes risk exist – but risk is lower than vaginal or anal sex Yes risk exists. You can get chlamydia of the throat Yes risk exists. You can get gonorrhea of the throat Yes risk exists Yes risk exists Yes risk exists Negligible risk Risk exist – low. You may get trichosomonas of the throat Yes risk exists
Vaginal sex – penetrative Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists.
Anal Sex – penetrative Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists. Yes risk exists.

*The risk of acquiring Hepatitis C via sexual contact is significantly lower than Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is more likely transmitted via injection drug use, needle stick injury, organ transplant, birth to a hepatic C infected mother, receipt of blood products or direct blood contact into open wounds.

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