Aa
A
A
A
Close
STDs / STIs Community
39.1k Members
Avatar universal

Peeling lip after cunnilingus

I am a 50 year old male in good health. About 7 weeks ago I performed oral sex on a woman for about 40 minutes. She was a professional dominatrix but this was not a paid encounter. She claimed to have been tested for STDs about 3 months earlier, and she claimed that she didn't generally have sex with her clients. I didn't notice any sores or anything, but she did have a little razor stubble that I felt against my lips and skin.

Within a week after the encounter, I noticed that I had been chewing a little on my lower lip and there was an indented area with peeling (about 1/4" wide). Just below the lip line in this area was a small red discoloration. There was no unusual sensation except for once when there was about a half-hour of intense burning after eating hot sauce, and a few momentary/transient tinges of minor burning since then. Over the next few weeks the peeling area went through repeated cycles of appearing to heal and then peeling again a day or so later. I tried to be conscientious about not licking or biting the area, but the cycle persisted. I tried applying Vaseline lip balm for a week or so, but it did not help. About a week ago (6 weeks after the encounter), the peeling began spreading and now involves most of the lower lip.

I have become quite anxious about this and am worried that I have contracted some strange STD. I haven't found anything on the web that looks or sounds like this, except for a couple of pictures of candida on the lips that looked vaguely similar. That concerns me because I've read that candida can be an earlier indicator of HIV infection. I haven't noted any other symptoms. The inside of my mouth seems to be unaffected, although it may be slightly paler than normal. (I can't say for sure -- I never paid it much attention before.) I have an appointment scheduled with a dermatologist, but I'm hoping you can give me an idea of what this might be before then and relieve my anxiety. Thanks!
1 Responses
207091 tn?1337713093
COMMUNITY LEADER
I'd just think that perhaps this woman had a yeast infection at the time you gave her oral sex, and you got it on your lips.

You don't get oral yeast issues when you are newly infected with HIV, and you don't get HIV from oral sex, so unless you are worried about other encounters, HIV isn't a concern here.

Aj
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Here are 16 facts you need to know to protect yourself from contracting or spreading a sexually transmitted disease.
How do you keep things safer between the sheets? We explore your options.
Can HIV be transmitted through this sexual activity? Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia answers this commonly-asked question.
A breakthrough study discovers how to reduce risk of HIV transmission by 95 percent.
Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia provides insight to the most commonly asked question about the transfer of HIV between partners.
The warning signs of HIV may not be what you think. Our HIV and STD expert Sean Cummings reports in-depth on the HIV "Triad" and other early symptoms of this disease.