Chlamydia is one of the world’s most commonly transmitted STDs and a major cause of preventable infertility and blindness.
Despite this, many people still don’t know how chlamydia is spread. The lack of knowledge about chlamydia coupled with the fact that chlamydia is often asymptomatic can prove very dangerous.
To help prevent the spread of chlamydia, we’re sharing the connection between chlamydia and oral sex.
Is Chlamydia Spread Through Oral Sex?
In one word: yes.
Chlamydia is spread via secretions, not just skin to skin contact, but since oral sex can involve both vaginal and penile secretions, there’s a big risk for transmission during fellatio or cunnilingus.
The use of condoms and dental dams during these activities can help prevent infection and also lower your chances of spreading other diseases.
Non-Genital Chlamydia in Urban Populations
Last spring, researchers looked at the prevalence of non-genital gonorrhea and chlamydia among the U.S. populations in urban centers. They were surprised to find that numbers were higher than expected, with 12% of men who have sex with men, 4% of women, and 1.6% of men who have sex with women infected.
Discreet & Accurate Chlamydia Screening
ARCpoint Labs nationwide provide STD testing, including screening for chlamydia. If you want to check up on your sexual health, then find your nearest location and walk in today for service, no doctor’s orders, insurance, or appointment required.
To get started, contact your ARCpoint Labs today!