You Risk Mouth Infections Using Saliva as Lubricant for Sex

You Risk Mouth Infections Using Saliva as Lubricant for Sex

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So you’re easing into a sex session with your partner and even though you’re totally up for it, things are a little dry down below. 

You don’t have any lubricant on hand, so you work up a little spit and use it as your makeshift lube. Or you have your partner go down on you and use their saliva as a substitute when it’s time for penetration.

A Nigerian doctor on Twitter, Dr Olufunmilayo, has warned against the use of saliva as lubricant during sex.

Saliva, the doctor warns, may seem like a harmless swap for your own natural lubrication or the store-bought kind—it’s always available and free, after all. But your vagina will thank you for not resorting to it for three important reasons.

In a twitter thread he posted this afternoon, Dr Olufunmilayo said using saliva predisposes people to getting infected with Genital herpes and other forms of diseases.

See tables he used for the analysis below;

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