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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Say No To Oral Sex

Sharon Alphonso

Beauty Writer

No matter how pleasurable or satisfying oral sex maybe, it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re not comfortable with the act, you have the right to say “no”. Don’t shy away! Be honest and speak up. Your man ought to respect your choices. Here are 7 reasons why you should never be afraid to say no to oral sex. (More power to you, ladies!)



1. It’s all about hygiene


The last thing you want to do is to catch an infection from the man you’re going down on. You want to make sure that his genital area is clean and most importantly, free from any bacteria. If you are considering oral sex, make sure that both of you wash yourselves well before and after the act.

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2. You don’t like the taste...


Believe it or not, but men too are equally conscious about how they smell and taste down there. If you can’t handle the taste or smell, you should totally opt out and find newer ways to make foreplay exciting. You go, girl!

3. Does it make you feel uncomfortable?




Oral sex has to be mutual and pleasurable for both people involved. If it’s one-sided then it’s best to stay away from it. It’s not worth the stress! You should trust your partner and be completely comfortable with sharing your opinion about this with him.

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4. Get tested first!


Before you consider oral sex with your man, make sure that you both get tested. It’s very important as it protects you and your partner from STDs, HIV, syphilis or herpes. Act now so you don’t have any regrets later on.

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5. It’s your choice at the end of the day


What’s sexually exciting for your partner, may not be the same for you. Each one of us have preferences - and that’s totally okay! Don’t let anyone force you into doing something you aren’t comfortable with. It’s your life, your rules. Stick with them!

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6. You still haven’t found the right guy yet


Trust and love are two things that make even oral sex more pleasurable! If you don’t share that connection, then it’s best that you give it time. Only do it with someone who genuinely means something to you. Feel no pressure.

7. It goes against what you believe in...


If you feel strongly against oral sex, just don’t do it! If it goes against your moral convictions, then it's not worth the self-guilt. Always pay attention to your instincts - they never lie about what you truly feel. Good luck!

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