Women who have sex with women are at higher-than-average risk of transmitting certain STIs.
Use oral dams (a thin latex sheet to use as a barrier – often available in a variety of flavours) when engaging in oral sex – this can help to protect you against infections. Oral dams are available free of charge from the LTSU Student Welfare Service.
Keep sex toys clean. A good way to do this is to put condoms on sex toys before use and regularly wash them (again condoms are available free & confidentially from the LTSU Student Welfare Service).
Some STIs, such as HIV, can still be transmitted through oral sex. Risk of transmitting a STI can be reduced by using a condom. Other measures include not brushing your teeth just before oral sex and avoiding oral sex if you have any cuts or ulsers in your mouth.