“Saliva is not a lubricant! Don’t use it during sexual intercourse,” wrote a doctor.

"Saliva is not a lubricant! Don't use it during sexual intercourse," wrote a doctor.

Do not use it during sexual intercourse. I hope u understand this.

“Saliva’s bacteria are very different from your vagina’s bacteria,” Saliva also produces digestive enzymes that break down food.

The effect can disrupt your vaginal microbiome by adding these bacteria and enzymes into your vagina and leave you vulnerable to developing a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.

“Any STI in the throat or mouth can be transmitted through saliva to the genitals,” in other words, if your partner has an active herpes lesion, you might be left with genital herpes by using their spit to make things slick.

This scenario occurs more than you might think— and it’s the most common way of contracting genital herpes. Even if on or around their mouth you don’t see a cold sore, the virus can still be transmitted.

“Herpes can present with blisters or sores, but asymptomatically it may also present,”

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