September 13, 2010 3:32 PM Subscribe
How do I keep oral sex from causing a rash?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total)
Saliva isn't too good for your skin. You're not even supposed to lick your chapped lips, because the saliva makes it worse, and if you lick too much, you get a rash all around your mouth. I believe it's supposed to be from the digestive enzymes in your saliva. Other people's saliva is presumably bad too, for the same reason. I once got a rash on my chin from an extended kissing session.
Well, the vulva is also a sensitive area. I guess if you don't have vaginal dryness, then you shouldn't get a rash from oral sex because you have natural protection. But what should you do if you do have vaginal dryness and sensitivity. Is there anything to use that's the giver wouldn't mind tasting, but wouldn't bother you? I guess it would probably have to be something flavored but non-tingly and designed for sensitive skin.
(I am aware that there could be other issues, such as yeast, mouth bacteria etc. An actual allergy to human saliva appears to be uncommon; at least I didn't find much about it on Google.)