There is some bad news and bad news. Bad news for guys, guys and girls. Did I say guys twice? I meant guys and gays. Listen up all of you. In this era of unbridled sex and promiscuity, I’d like to believe that only the threat of a horrible, prolonged disease can stop people from screwing around.
Here’s an impetus for all of you to abstain and if you can’t, just be sure of your partner. I reproduce excerpts.
People who have had more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not have oral sex, a new study suggests.
The researchers believe this is because oral sex may transmit human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus implicated in the majority of cervical cancers.
The new findings should encourage people to consistently use condoms during oral sex as this could protect against HPV, the team says. Other experts say that the results provide more reason for men to receive the new HPV vaccine.
Maura Gillison at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, US, and colleagues collected blood and saliva samples from the throats of 100 patients diagnosed with cancers of the tonsils or back of the throat. The scientists also took samples from 200 healthy people for comparison.
By combining the blood and saliva samples with antibody molecules, Gillison’s team could tell whether a person had ever had an HPV infection.
So you wanna be careful there eh?