A new study that is exploring the link between oral sex and miscarriages is showing that women who give oral sex could be less likely to experience recurrent miscarriages.
The study being conducted by Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands claims that swallowing semen is good for the immune system, which could help to protect foetuses during pregnancy.
The researchers looked into the pregnancy history of 234 women. After comparing notes on the women’s intimate habits, scientists found that 73% of women in the non-miscarriage group regularly gave oral sex.
Comparatively, 57% of those in the miscarriage group engaged in fellatio frequently.
The study, published in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology, claims: “Oral exposure to seminal fluid seems to… influence pregnancy outcome in a positive way.
“Our results suggest an association between less oral sex and the occurrence of recurrent miscarriage.”
It’s believed that consuming semen could aid the immune system because it builds up pregnant women’s tolerance to fluid from their partner’s body. This could provide the foetus, which contains 50% of the father’s DNA, a better chance of survival.
Since the study only collected data from 234 women, results are not as extensive as they could be. Scientists have then admitted that more tests are needed to establish a clear link between oral sex and miscarriage especially because in many cases, the cause of miscarriage is not known.