I take your point of this being a forum for punters - no need to constantly reiterate that fact. It does not, however, preclude a reasoned discussion from two different points of views. I respect your argument, surely you can respect mine? I am not here to "change" any punter's mind - just give a reason as to why OWO is not as popular as it once was.
As you state, everyone knows risks exist with every action you do - whether you drive or punt - there is a risk.
I've been to a few GUM clinics in London and each one of them operated differently. Not all of them ran tests for every STD - only prevalent ones. I was even told by one of them that they cannot test for chlamydia as I was not in the catchment age of 14-25! Another told me that they don't do routine testing for Herpes as 90 percent of the population have one version of it anyway!! Umm?? Hello??
I happen to be reasonably informed about this area too. In fact, Herpes cannot be tested for either and can be caught even if a guy wears a condom. It can only been diagnosed when the condition appears. Therefore, if you wish to take this conversation to another level, should we completely abolish prostitution because of that associated risk?
All of this stuff is about minimising the risk. We all take calculated risks every day, don't we? I simply happen to lesson my risk by wearing a condom when having sex, but know that I could still contract an STD, such as Herpes. You draw the line a little higher.
I didn't say anything about your view not being a legitimate one, simply that in flies in the face of the ethos of UKP in my opinion. And yes, I saw it fit to drive home that point to you! Your argument may find more favour on Saafe or Prossient, but not here, even if it's a perfectly legitmate for you to argue for covered oral only. That arugment is of no benefit to the punter. We aren't completely stupid. We're aware of the risks! I've also pointed out to you that covered oral won't stop you from contracting Herpes.
In my opinon, you're arguing for something that's not of benefit to punters. And I should also point out to you, as you seem to be a little naive on this, many women love to provide owo too, depending on hygiene naturlaly.