Nowadays a lot of changing sexual behaviors such as oral sex is commonly practiced today. Oral sex itself has a bad impact and risks to health. From the research, oral sex can lead to tonsil and base of tongue cancer.
The increasing cases of cancer caused by oral sex is triggered by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can be transmitted through various types of sexual activity.
"The more that perform oral sex has been associated with increased HPV infection," said Dr. Greg Hartig, head of ENT surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, as quoted by FoxNews, Thursday (27/01/2011).
Research conducted by Dr. William Lydiatt, professor and chief of surgical oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha found about 60-70 percent of cancer cases are related to HPV-positive tonsil.
While the study, published the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 found that young people are affected by tonsil and base of tongue cancer with positive test results for HPV mostly perform oral sex on her partner.
People doing 6 times or more oral sex with her partner had 3.4 times higher risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the tongue, back of the throat or tonsils). This risk will increase if he often promiscuous partners.
Researchers also reported since 1973, people with tonsil and base of tongue cancer are increasing every year. The widespread practice of oral sex among adolescents a factor which contributed to the increase in the number of cancer patients.
People who are exposed to HPV virus has a specific location depends on which body part first enters the body. If entering through the vagina commonly cause cervical cancer in the mouth but if it will cause cancer in the mouth and throat.
"Sexual Practices people have changed from time to time. I do not know why they prefer to perform oral sex compared with other sexual activity," said Hartig.
Indeed favors experimenting with sexual activity, but it needs to be seen the impact and risks of these behaviors on health.