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HELP: "I can't swallow during oral sex"

By Faeza
02 May 2017

Anonymous from Umlazi writes:

I’m a 36-year-old married man. My problem is that my wife often wants me to swallow every time I suck her when we make love. However, I always spit out on a towel as I’m scared I’ll get sick if I swallow. I trust her but I just won’t do it. She has told me how she feels about what I do and I promised to stop but I can’t. Is my behaviour common?

Dr Eve responds:

Women are often self-conscious about their smells and tastes, so it must be hurtful

to your wife when you spit on a towel. Of course, you are allowed sexual preferences: you are entitled to refuse oral sex if you do not enjoy doing it. But find a kinder way to let your wife know how you feel, other than your towel method.