Week 37-Is it bad to swallow?

May 8, 2009


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Semen is safe to swallow if you are certain your partner is disease free.  It is not dangerous and it will not harm you.

Semen is an all natural bodily fluid and contains protein, natural sugars and minerals and has about 15 calories. This means you aren’t breaking your diet, if you’re on one.

If you are not positive of your partner’s status, do not engage in oral sex without using a condom or dental dam. In the absence of a dental dam (they aren’t always easy to find, though your local Planned Parenthood health center should have them on hand) please use non microwaveable plastic wrap–the kind without the holes.

Back to semen: disease can be present in “pre-cum” and on your partner’s skin. If you have any cuts in your mouth, you can also become infected.

Swallowing is not the issue – your partner’s infection status is.

For what its worth, the question of whether to spit or swallow has been around for centuries – The Kama Sutra, one of the first love manuals, has a whole chapter on oral sex or “mouth congress”.


Planned Parenthood of northern New England’s Education Department carefully selects all weekly questions. All questions are actual inquiries made to PPNNE by college-aged students.

Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org


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