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Partner loves oral lovemaking? There are reasons to watch out

Partner loves oral lovemaking? There are reasons to watch out

Partner loves oral lovemaking? There are reasons to watch out

In the romance novel Katie in Love, author Chloe Thurlow wrote- “Make no mistake: girls love getting head as much as giving head. Giving head is good for your health. Getting head is good for the soul.”

This opinion on oral sex by Thurlow might seem utterly steamy in a romantic novel, but it is not quite the scenario when it comes to real action between the sheets. Even as most people have a taste for oral sex, this act of pleasing your partner orally might become a source of displeasure for you.

Oral lovemaking can be a major cause of mouth cancer, warns doctors.

Dr AC Kataki, director, Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) said, “Some strains of the a virus called the Human papillomavirus (HPV) may cause cancer and is mostly responsible for oral and cervical cancers. An HPV is contracted not only during vaginal and anal sex, but also during oral sex, which in turn may cause oral cancer.”

He added, “Oral sex amounts to around 20 percent of the Oropharyngeal cancer cases.”

HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females.

It may be mentioned that, according to data available with BBCI, oral cancer is the 4th leading cancer site in males, comprising 7% of the total cases and the 6th leading cause in female comprising 5% of the total cases.

“The virus is transmitted through direct contact. But the incidence of this infection through oral sex is yet to be studied here. Here, in 2014, 372 cases of oral cancer in men and 202 cases in women have been registered, while the figure for 2015 are yet to come. This is high in western countries, but may not be the exact case here.”

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