Further English words have been created based on the same Latin root.
A person who performs fellatio upon another may be termed a fellator; because of Latin's gender based declension, this word may be restricted by some English speakers to describing a male. A person who performs fellatio on someone might be referred to as the giving partner, and the other person as the receiving partner.
A 2007 study suggested a correlation between oral sex and throat cancer.
It is believed that this is due to the transmission of HPV, a virus that has been implicated in the majority of cervical cancers and which has been detected in throat cancer tissue in numerous studies.
Fellatio can be sexually arousing for participants, and males commonly experience orgasm and ejaculation of semen during the act.