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Air embolism from sex ?

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If you're not pregnant, what are the chances of getting an air embolism? Can you get one from just having sex? i know it's possible, but very unlikely, to get one from oral sex. i'm also wondering...about one month ago, my boyfriend and i were having oral sex, and he did (purposely) blow into my vagina. He didn't know about air embolisms. A little while later, i queefed more than normal. Did that get all the air out? Do i have a reason to worry? Something would have happened to me by now if i got an embolism, wouldn't it have? scared
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replied March 12th, 2010
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Sarah, You are thinking about this WAYYYY to much!

The chances of getting an embolism from normal intercourse is zero. From what your boyfriend did, it is also extremely unlikely. The air is long gone - it had its moment of glory when it entertained you when you queefed.

Most of the time your cervix has a mucus plug in it (cervical mucus) and air can not pass inside. Light blowing (puffing) stands no chance of forcing air into your uterus.

Blowing air into the vagina is a danger to women that had trauma to their reproductive organs, pregnant women or women that gave birth recently. Extremely hard blowing is also dangerous to all women.

So encourage him not to blow, but do not worry about light puffing or any normal sex. It is just not something that happen that often. Rather be worried about having safe sex and keeping you STD and pregnancy free.

Best of luck!
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replied March 12th, 2010
Thank you! Smile That was mostly reassuring, except for the fact that he didn't just puff into me, he BLEW and i felt my vagina expand some. Is that dangerous?
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replied March 12th, 2010
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Light blowing is ok. It is obvious that you had no negative side effects.

Discourage him from blowing hard. You are not a baloon. Blow jobs are performed on men, not women.
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