Journal article

Associations between oral sex practices and frequent mouthwash use in heterosexuals: a cross-sectional survey in Melbourne, Australia

Tiffany R Phillips, Christopher K Fairley, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marjan Tabesh, Kate Maddaford, Jane S Hocking, Eric PF Chow

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the frequency of mouthwash use and its association to oral sex practice in heterosexuals. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data obtained from a sexual health clinic in Victoria, Australia, between March 2019 and April 2019. PARTICIPANTS: Heterosexual men and women attending the sexual health clinic answered a survey using computer-assisted self-interview. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Univariable and multivariable logistic regression were performed to examine the association between frequent mouthwash use (ie, daily or weekly mouthwash use) and oral sex practices (including tongue kissing, fellatio, cunnilingus and insertive rimming..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Leadership Investigator Grants


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

EPFC is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172873). CF and CB are supported by Australian NHMRC Leadership Investigator Grants (GNT1172900 and GNT1173361). JSH is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (GNT1136117). All other authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.