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can a woman give her boyfriend a breathing problem?

By Anonymous February 10, 2012 - 2:59am
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Last year his breathing difficulties seemed to begin happening after he did intimate oral stimulation on me. And his breathing continues to act up at various times ever

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. Respiratory issues cannot be caused through oral or vaginal sex. If your boyfriend seems to have difficulty breathing, please advise him to see his doctor about this since Dyspnea is a symptom of something more serious going on. 

Best Wishes,


February 10, 2012 - 5:07am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank you for your answer. I'm glad its not caused by me cause that was a concern of mine. My boyfriend wants me to ask if he does oral sex on me will it make his breathing airways shrink so its harder for the air to get in?

Also he wanted me to tell you what his symptoms are: tightness in the chest and throat, his sleep being affected, and shortness of breath sometimes after he wakes up or throughout the day at various times.

February 11, 2012 - 6:34pm
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Hi Anon,

Oral sex could affect his breathing if he already has impaired breathing issues because it's a confined space. He really does need to see a doctor if he feels tightness in his chest/throat and feels shortness of breath. In the meantime, it may help him if he sleeps at about a 45 degree angle-- almost in a sitting up position by using his pillows to keep him propped up or in a recliner if he has one. However, he still needs to find the underlying issue as to why he is having difficulty breathing. 

Please keep us posted after his visit to the doctor,


February 12, 2012 - 9:06am
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