Oral sex is a fun way to get intimate with a person, whether you're in a monogamous relationship or not, but for those people — specifically, men — who engage in the sex act with multiple partners, there's a higher risk of contracting serious illnesses. According to a new study published in Annals of Oncology journal , men who engage in oral sex with a high number of partners could increase their risk of head and neck cancer. The study, published by scientists at John Hopkins University, looked at the health data of more than 13, people who had been tested for oral human papillomavirus infection HPV aged between the years and Specifically, they explored the rise of HPV and related oropharyngeal cancer to see who was most at risk. Most people perform oral sex in their lives, and we found that oral infection with cancer-causing HPV was rare among women regardless of how many oral sex partners they had.
Oral sex with multiple partners linked to HPV cancers: study
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Men who smoke and have had five or more oral sex partners are at the greatest risk of developing a type of head and neck cancer triggered by the human papilloma virus HPV , according to new US research. Although the research, published in journal Annals of Oncology, shows that risk remains low, with only 0. Among men, the lowest risk group were those who had one or no oral sex partners in their lifetimes, with only 1. Risk of infection rose further among men who smoked and had two to four oral sex partners, with a prevalence of 7. The rate of infection was highest, at 15 per cent, among men who smoked and had five or more oral sex partners. The risk was much lower among women, anyone who did not smoke, and people who had less than five oral sex partners in their lifetimes.
Oral Sex With Multiple Partners Puts Men At Highest Risk Of HPV-Related Cancer
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HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can increase your chance of throat cancer, depending on which strain you contract. Now, further research shows that the risk of HPV is higher in men who regularly smoke cigarettes and have multiple sexual partners. A new study published in the Annals of Oncology looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which had data from 13, people ages who participated in it between and , to see how many people had oral HPV. Researchers then looked at a separate database of overall deaths in America to see how many of those people had throat cancer as a cause of death from the cancerous HPV strain. From there, they could see how common the risk of HPV infections were.