In the heat of the moment, you may hastily decide to skip the protection. Even though you know it's the right thing to do, sometimes the passion is just too intense and you think passing on the prophylactics during oral sex is no biggie. But just because there is no penetration doesn't mean it's risk-free. Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, don't discriminate, and knowing what STDs you can get from oral can help to save you from some potentially serious side effects.
When I think of STDs, I recall my middle school Sex Ed class, when the instructor projected pictures of diseased genitals and warned that if I wasn't careful, that would be what my lady parts would look like too. But no one ever mentioned oral sex. But as the American Sexual Health Association pointed out, STDs from oral sex will appear in the mouth and throat area and it is also likely that symptoms will appear in the genital area as well. So it turns out protecting yourself in every aspect of your sex life is super important.
To learn which sexually transmitted diseases can be contracted through oral sex, check out this list and learn how to recognize the signs.