Uh–oh… Using saliva for lubricant may not be good for you!

Press/Media: Article/Feature


A study finds that saliva use as a lubricant for anal sex is a common sexual practice in MSM, and it may play an important role in gonorrhea transmission. Almost half of rectal gonorrhea cases may be eliminated if MSM stopped using partner’s saliva for anal sex.

Period18 Mar 2016

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • Gonorrhoea
  • Saliva
  • Lubricant
  • Anal gonorrhoea
  • Gay men