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Stimulation of the external genitalia by the mouth and tongue of the sexual partner. This exposes sexual partners to each other's body fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, perhaps blood) and therefore risks transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, especially if there are open lesions in the mouth. It has become popular among adolescents in some contemporary Western societies and in this segment of the population it is sometimes not considered sexual intercourse, although it is a way to transmit sexually transmitted diseases.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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