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Don’t Use Saliva To Wet Your Vagina During Sex, Doctors Warn Women

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The practice by women of rubbing spittle on their vagina to lubricate it during sexual intercourse, has been shot down as dangerous, because it could lead to contracting some known sexually-induced diseases in humans.
A medical doctor, Victor-Bryan Nwala while giving the warning on Wednesday, noted on his Twitter handle that apart from the risk of infections, the act is generally unhealthy.
Buttressing his position, he said that saliva contained digestive enzymes that could prove dangerous to the eco-system of the sexual organ, adding that the bacteria in saliva could cause yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.
It could also, according to him, be a source of contracting herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis as such diseases could be transmitted to the genitals through saliva.
“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.

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