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Not all sexually transmitted infections are transmitted the same way. Here are the basics about how infections can be passed through sex play:

UNPROTECTED VAGINAL OR ANAL INTERCOURSE — HIGH RISK FOR

* trichomoniasis
* gonorrhea
* chlamydia
* syphilis
* chancroid
* pubic lice
* scabies
* hepatitis B virus (HBV)
* cytomegalovirus (CMV)
* human papilloma viruses (HPVs)
o some HPVs can cause genital warts
o some can cause cancer
* herpes simplex virus (HSV)
o can cause oral and genital herpes
* human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
o can cause AIDS

UNPROTECTED ORAL SEX — HIGH RISK FOR

* gonorrhea
* syphilis
* HSV
* HBV
* CMV

SEX PLAY WITHOUT INTERCOURSE — RISK FOR

* HSV
* CMV
* HPV
* pubic lice
* scabies
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