on 28 May, I had unprotected oral sex with a guy; foolish, I know, but I did it. Now I have had mild pharyngitis for a few days and am concerned that it could be caused by an STD infection. Unfortunately, I will not be able to have it checked 'til 15 June. I've e-mailed the guy from whom I would have got it if that is what I have. Of course, there are other possibilities and it could be that there is no cause for concern. No doubt others on this site have had an oral STD infection. I'm wondering what their experiences are with it and what they are doing to prevent it from happening again. Recently I exchanged e-mails with a guy who had an ad on Craigslist. It wasn't to meet him; he was trying to find someone for oral sex but not without condoms. I wanted to find out if he received any responses. He told me that my response was the only one he received. It seems that few guys are willing to use condoms for oral sex and evidentially are unaware that here is a risk. Perhaps I'll go back to living like a monk. At least then I would have no reason to be concerned about STDs.