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We caught quite a bit of flack last time we brought up that fact that oral sex is being linked more and more to oral cancers, but were back at it again today with some new information.
U.S. scientists have confirmed that cases of oral cancer from HPV infections now surpass the number of cancers brought on by tobacco use, the largest cause worldwide.
Researchers have found a 225 per cent increase in oral cancer cases in the United States from 1974 to 2007, mainly among white men, Maura Gillison of Ohio State University said on Sunday.
Advertisement: Story continues below “When you compare people who have an oral infection or not … the single greatest factor is the number of partners on whom the person has performed oral sex,” said Gillison, who has been researching HPV and cancer for 15 years.
Previous studies have suggested that people who have performed oral sex on six or more partners over a lifetime face an eight-fold higher risk of acquiring HPV-related head or neck cancer than those with fewer than six partners, she said.
Oral sex-induced cancer may very well become one of our generation’s biggest killers. Bananas! Diagnosing and vaccinating against HPV is complicated by the fact that there are over 150 different strains of HPV known to scientists. 40 of them are sexually transmitted.
90% of cases of cervical and anal cancers are preventable, and sexually active men and women should speak with their doctors about the taboo topic. This is your body and your life we’re talking about here. It’s worth telling your doc that you put weiners in your butt, if it could save your life. Nahmean?
One half of all sexually active Americans will contract HPV in their lifetime. Damn!
Wrap it, boys and girls! Even when you’re putting it in your mouth.
Are you as shocked as we are about these statistics?