Oral sex happens when one sex partner kisses, licks or sucks on the genitals (vagina, penis, anus) of their partner.
Common names for oral sex are "giving a blow job" and "giving head." It is also called cunnilingus (on a woman) and fellatio (on a guy).
Too many people think that because you can't get pregnant with oral sex that it is safe and harmless.
Many male and females don't even think of oral sex as "real" sex. They think that if there is no sexual penetration then it's not real sex. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Oral sex can pass on STIs. Oral sex without protection could give you a lifelong disease.
You can protect yourself and your partner by using condoms (for oral sex on a man) and oral dams (for oral sex on a woman).