SEX-PLAINED Can you catch an STI on the loo? We answer 10 embarrassing STI questions so you don’t have to ask them


By Andrea Downey, Digital Health Reporter for The Sun

So we decided to ask them all so you don't have to.

Ever wondered if you can catch a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from the loo? How do you know when you need to see a doctor?

Is unprotected sex all you need to worry about, or is oral sex also a risk?

Here we reveal the answers to ten awkward questions, so you don't have to ask them.

1. Can I get an STI from oral sex?

Yes, you can.

"Oral sex is one of the most frequent ways that STIs are passed on," Dr Lizzie Kershaw-Yates told The Sun Online.

"Gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis are the most common infections transmitted through oral sex.

"Chlamydia, HIV, genital warts, pubic lice and hepatitis A, B and C are less commonly transmitted – but can still spread this way.

"STI’s can be stopped through wearing a condom or a dental dam when engaging in oral sex."