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superbeansprout

Umm...does My Boyfriend Have To Be Gluten Free?

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Hi...ok so a friend asked me the other day, if because I am celiac and need to eat gluten free...did my boyfriend have to eat gluten free as well...especially when it came to, um...well sex. I"m sorry if this is TMI...but I'm just wondering about oral sex...does gluten get passed through to semen? I KNOW I KNOW...OMG I can't believe I'm asking this!!! But it brought out the curious cat in me, and I need to know now. hahaha...anyone have any clues?


superbeansprout

Boston, MA

Celiac since February 2007

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Most folks think it's a good idea for your boyfriend to wash his mouth out before kissing, but that oral sex is not a problem. Don't worry, it's been discussed before.

richard

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Thanks, Richard. I've told him about brushing/flossing before kissing...and I don't think he's convinced it would be a problem...but I think he's just being stubborn, and he doesn't really understand the consequences of a little bit of gluten lingering in HIS mouth. so when that happens, he gets a little peck instead. :) he does understand about CC though, as he is a chemist, and it's what he deals with all day long! not gluten of course, but other elements. :) Good to know about the oral...ha!


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Boston, MA

Celiac since February 2007

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Hi...ok so a friend asked me the other day, if because I am celiac and need to eat gluten free...did my boyfriend have to eat gluten free as well...especially when it came to, um...well sex. I"m sorry if this is TMI...but I'm just wondering about oral sex...does gluten get passed through to semen? I KNOW I KNOW...OMG I can't believe I'm asking this!!! But it brought out the curious cat in me, and I need to know now. hahaha...anyone have any clues?

Oh dear, the life of a celiac. lol

Brushing his teeth before kissing is a good place to start.

As for the...ahem... other issue. He most likely touches that area at some point during the day with gluten covered hands which as odd as it sounds, could be a source of contamination. It may be too much to ask for him to have a shower before sex, but you could try making it sexy and turning it into foreplay.

But no, gluten is no usually passed through semen.

Good luck and kudos to you for being brave enough to ask :lol:


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Gluten Free Since mid March 2008

As well as gluten I can't eat: cantaloupe, honeydew, dairy and most nuts and seeds. I also seem to have a problem with a lot of fruits and vegetables but only when they are raw.

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