Survey: Spit or Swallow
You’re giving him a blowjob and he is about to cum. What’s the proper thing to do, spit or swallow?
This one’s a classic question and while the answer varies depending on the person. Other gay men confess they swallow because they either find it hot or because they find spitting rude while some say that they spit because they either dislike the taste of semen or its smell. Popular answers to this question online include “spitters are quitters” and “spit or swallow, just don’t let it wallow. Sometimes the latter varies and becomes “swallow or spit, just don’t let it sit” but the message remains the same and it’s that one should not let cum sit in their mouth for long. The reason being that “having a healthy mouth reduces the risk of getting HIV” and “it’s the length of time the cum is in your mouth that’s the risky part.”
What are the risks associated to oral sex exactly? Well, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the “chance an HIV-negative person will get HIV from oral sex with an HIV-positive partner is extremely low” although the risk of HIV transmission do increase given other factors like bleeding gums, sores in the mouth or on the penis, and the “presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).” CDC also reminds the public that other STDs such as syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, can be transmitted during oral sex. You can read CDC’s fact sheet about oral sex and HIV risk here.
Going back to the matter at hand, do you spit or swallow guys? Also, do you take offense when your partner or hookup spits your cum? Share with us your thoughts and blowjob stories in the comments section below and don’t forget to answer our survey while you are at it.