A Nigerian Doctor, Kolade Johnson, has advised Nigerians against using saliva as lubricant during sex.
Dr. Johnson, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. According to the Medical practitioner, if anyone with mouth sores uses saliva as lubricant, the partner would be exposed to genital infections.
He explained further that, using saliva as lubricant during sex could lead to diseases such as syphilis, Human Papilo Virus (HPV), gonorrhea, chlamydia.
He said women stand a higher risk in this regard as the saliva could upset the vagina environment to cause yeast or vaginal infections.
“If the person has bad breath, it can cause horrible smelling discharge. Saliva cannot even be as slippery as expected which can cause tear because it gets dried up easily,” he explained.
He advised partners to engage in foreplay in order for them to get wet before intercourse.