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“Keep off saliva during intimacy; can cause infections”- Dr. Kibe

In Summary

  • Dr Ignatius Kibe says saliva has bacteria including amoeba.
  • Most men resort to saliva when their partners do not lubricate enough.

Gynaecologist Dr. Ignatius Kibe has warned against the use of saliva as a lubricant during intercourse.

Speaking during TV47’s MorningCafe show, Dr. Kibe said saliva can lead to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in women.

“Saliva itself has a pH and has bacteria. The mouth is an opening. It has lots of different varieties of yeast cells, amoeba and so on,” the gynecologist explained.

While noting that oral intercourse was common among many couples, he advised men to ensure their mouths were clean before engaging in it.

“Brush nicely, disinfect with mouth disinfectants, because you can transmit fungi, candida, amoeba from the mouth to the female’s genitals,” Dr. Kibe added.

Why saliva?

A majority of men resort to the fluid whenever the woman’s vagina is not well lubricated resulting in “dry” intercourse. This, he says, is not only harmful to both partners, but also leads to infections.

“The man is very uncomfortable. The woman is very uncomfortable and many ladies who have dry intercourse will not enjoy it, will be bruised and will not reach orgasm easily,” the reproductive health specialist asserts.

In God’s wisdom, as Dr. Kibe says, there are Bartholin’s glands which if well ‘teased’ during foreplay, produce enough fluid. “The more foreplay you do, the more they get stimulated,” he adds.

Here is the full interview:

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