Can I get an STD from giving oral sex to a woman?

Condoms and dental dams are not often used when giving oral sex, but also from oral sex you can get an STD. From giving oral sex to a woman you can get Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphilis and hepatitis B. The risk of getting an STD from oral sex is a lot smaller than during normal sex, but there is a chance.


Even from giving oral sex as from receiving oral sex you can get herpes. When someone has a cold sore and gives you oral sex you can get genital herpes.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are STD’s that can occur genital, anal and in the back of the throat. Gonorrhea is more contagious than Chlamydia when giving oral sex to a woman. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in the throat can give symptoms of pain in the throat and swollen lymph nodes but it is also possible to have it without any symptoms. When you have Chlamydia or Gonorrhea in the throat you can contaminate others when giving oral sex.


You can get syphilis when you kiss with someone who has a syphilis sore in the mouth. In the same way you can get Syphilis when someone gives with a syphilis sore give you oral sex.


Usually you cannot get HIV from giving oral sex to a woman because your saliva has an antibacterial effect and gives protection. The only advice is to no give oral sex when a woman is in her period, or to make sure no menstrual blood comes in your mouth.


Did you give or received oral sex and are you in a doubt if you got an STD? It is always a good idea to do an STD test. At the OneDayClinic you have the test results in 2 working days.

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