The practice of using one’s saliva as lubricant during sex could be harmful to sex organs. This is according to medical expert, Dr Kolade Johnson.
Johnson, while speaking on Wednesday in Ilorin warned that when someone with a sore in their mouth uses saliva as a sex lubricant, the partner becomes vulnerable to genital herpes.
He said other diseases that could arise from using saliva as a sex lubricant include Human Papilo Virus, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and even Gonorrhea, amongst others.
He said the saliva could cause yeast infections for women amongst other irritations in the vagina.
Aside the many infections which people could be exposed to, he spoke about the inefficiencies of saliva as a lubricant, saying it dries up quickly and could make sexual intercourse a painful experience while leading to tears in the vaginal wall.
He said, “Saliva cannot even be as slippery as expected which can easily cause tears because it gets dried up easily.
“Also, if the person has bad breath it can cause horrible smelling discharge.”
Johnson advised that the best lubricant was the natural one which could be gotten after proper foreplay.
“So, the best thing is to engage in foreplay to get wet before the real action.
“But if that is not attainable, get a lubricant in registered pharmacies and not popular chemists around or people hawking drugs,” Johnson added.