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Doctor warns against using saliva as lubricant during sexual intercourse

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A doctor, Dr. Victor-Bryan Nwala has shared a medical advice on Twitter, which warns about the use of saliva as a lubricant during sex, as it can cause an infection.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nwala said on his Twitter page on Wednesday, and stressed that such a practice could cause infections and lead to a difficult and unhealthy life.

He insisted that people should stop using saliva as a lubricant when they try to “moisten things” during sex. He stated that the saliva contained digestive enzymes that could be dangerous for the ecosystem of the sexual organ.

According to the doctor, the salivary bacteria is different from the vagina and its introduction could cause a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.

She also mentioned herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis and trichomoniasis as diseases that could be transmitted to the genitals through saliva.

“Saliva is not a lubricant! The result can alter your vaginal microbiome and leave you susceptible to developing a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis.

“Any STI in the throat or in the mouth can be transmitted to the genitals through saliva. “If your partner has an active herpes lesion, for example, using spit to” make things slippery “could leave you with genital herpes.

“This scenario happens more than you might think and is the most common way to get genital herpes. “Even if you do not see a mouth ulcer in or around the mouth, the virus can still be transmitted.

“Herpes is not the only oral STI you can get.” Gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, syphilis and trichomoniasis can also be transmitted to the genitals through saliva, “he said.