In the absence of lubricant, some couples in the mood resort to using saliva to get over the problems of a dry vagina ahead of sex.
This is because such couples who are bent on instant lubrication especially when they desire a quick one might be tempted to use the only natural solution at hand which is saliva.
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Now doctors and other health experts are giving serious caution against this. Indeed they are now attributing the increase in bacterial infections in the vagina of many women to saliva.
Doctors say that humans have a lot of bacteria in their mouths called oral microflora which harm the vagina.
Those giving head or oral pleasure to women are at risk because the vagina has a bacterium called lactobacillus and candida albicans which are good bacteria for the vagina, but they shouldn’t be found in the mouth.
Men could also get herpes, gonorrhoea, and syphilis from giving women oral sex, while women can bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection from using saliva as lubrication.
One of the worst lubricants you can use is saliva. Why is this?
- It dries too quickly so it hardly lubricates.
- It can cause tears in the vagina because of forceful entry.
- It can cause the vagina to have a horrible smell and discharge if the person has a mouth odour.
- STIs are transmitted to and fro the mouth.
If couples want lubrication, they can engage in foreplay or buy lubricants from the pharmacy.