But, though it's rare, AIDS can be contracted through oral sex if the person has a cut or sore in his or her mouth, said Diana Aguglia, Plattsburgh regional director of the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.
And many STDs can be transmitted by fellatio and cunnilingus, including human papilloma virus, herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.
Anya and her
boyfriend weren't concerned about those diseases when performing oral sex on each other.
never wore a condom and he
climaxed once while I did it to him," she
said."But I didn't really worry if I could get something."
a way to get a guy
Anya isn't the only person who engaged in oral sex in middle school and feels this way.
"We are seeing girls from eighth grade on up giving oral sex to guys, thinking it's not sex, but virgin sex," Aguglia
said."And usually the boys aren't doing it to the girls."She
also sees what she
referred to as "hookups."
"Girls are out there looking for a hookup and will give a guy (oral sex), hoping they'll go out with them," she
"Parents really need to be aware that these kinds of behaviors are happening in the North Country.It's all over the state, because, in Albany, they are seeing the same thing."
Some wonder if it's just media hype, similar to the sensationalized "Summer of the Shark," where news stories made it seem there were more shark attacks, when in fact the numbers hadn't increased.