Oral Sex—New Number One Cause of Throat Cancer?

Posted: February 25, 2011 by jerkmag in VICES -- sex, drugs & alcohol
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Yes, Billy Johnson (BJ) has passed tobacco as the number one cause of throat cancer in people under 50.  How?  Scientists have observed a rise in the rates of HPV triggered head and neck cancers in Americans, which they believe to be spread through oral sex.
“It seems like a pretty good link that more sexual activity, particularly oral sex, is associated with increased HPV infection,” said Dr. Greg Hartig, professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.
The solution?  Go get the HPV vaccine!  Studies show that it’s not as popular as it should be.
At the very least, buy some flavored condoms.  They’re novel and underrated and would definitely make your partner laugh.  I know I would.

– Evan Dinger

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