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I recently had a bbbj from an asian massage parlor. She didn't deep throat and it probably lasted 5 minutes at most. How much risk is there for contracting gonorrhea or chlamydia, I was led to beleive its quite rare to transmit it this way. thx

Hi

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes simplex virus (HSV) and genital warts (Human papillomavirus) are easily passed when a man receives oral sex without a condom (bbbj).

HIV is not passed to the person receiving oral sex. On the other hand, the person who is performing oral sex could get HIV. Generally, oral sex is not a common way to pass HIV.

While it is possible to get some STIs from oral sex, it always depends on whether the person giving you the bbbj has an STI in their throat.

Often people are not aware they have an STI, because they don't get symptoms or see changes in their body. That is why we recommend regular testing (3 - 6 months) for people who have  new partners, or if they or their partners have more than one partner.

We can test for gonorrhea and chlamydia with a urine test and most results are accurate after 2 weeks.

Condoms are a good way to prevent most STIs that you could get from a bbbj.

Check out STI at a Glance to find out when to get tested. 

You can also use our clinic finder if you need help finding a place to go for testing.

Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information.

Health Nurse

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This answer was posted on January 10, 2013

Community comments

BBBJ says:

I have a follow up questions. If someone gets a BBBJ from from someone who very recently gave another man a BBBJ, it it possible to become infected with something that man may have had. While this may seem like an odd hypothetical, it occurs often for customers of BBBJ Escorts or AMPs.

Health Nurse says:

I guess in theory this is a possibility, but we don't know of any cases of this happening. I would think that if this happened, you would be more likely to pick up STIs that can survive in the mouth like syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia, and not HIV.

Health Nurse

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