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

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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."