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  Life   Relationship  16 Apr 2017  Oral sex can possibly give people cancer

Oral sex can possibly give people cancer

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 16, 2017, 4:28 pm IST
Updated : Apr 16, 2017, 7:52 pm IST

Men and women can contract HPV virus which causes oral cavity cancers during the act.

Using a condom or oral dams can lower the risk (Photo: Pixabay)
 Using a condom or oral dams can lower the risk (Photo: Pixabay)

Getting adventurous between the sheets has been rising among modern couples due to more access to information and awareness about sexuality. Oral sex has been talked about for a long time, and while safe sex is recommended, risks associated with various sexual acts also need to be discussed.

It turns out that oral sex can cause grave diseases through HPV which the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is a leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer and some oral cavity cancer. The cancer can affect both men and women through oral sex practices.

A weakened immune system is bound to expose people to HPV and having oral sex with someone who has had sex with multiple partners also poses a risk. The correct use of condoms and oral dams while going for oral sex can considerably reduce chances of oral cancer.

Young women are also advised vaccination by experts in order to stay safe from HPV virus.

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