Oral sex causes cancer
Few people are aware that HPV can infect the mouth through oral sex. A new study published in the March issue of the Journal of Infectious Disease is preliminary, but it suggests some very disturbing possibilities. Men who engaged in oral sex were more likely to have human papilloma virus infections of the mouth. More disturbing is that the study raises the possibility that oral HPV can be transmitted from person to person by open-mouthed kissing. Most disturbing of all, oral HPV may lead to oral cancer in the same way that cervical HPV leads to cervical cancer.