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Oct-04-11, 05:00 PM (CST)
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"ARTICLE: Blow jobs are actually causing cancer"

Blowjobs Are Actually Causing Cancer

You know that wives' tale about oral sex causing cancer? Turns out it's true, if the genitals in your throat have HPV, the vaccine-preventable virus that also causes cervical cancer.
American researchers say throat cancer caused by HPV (generally transmitted to throats during oral sex) has "increased significantly" over the last 20 years.

Researchers tested tumor samples from 271 patients with certain types of throat cancer diagnosed from 1984 to 2004. The virus was found in only 16 percent of the samples from the 1980sóbut in 72 percent of those collected after 2000.

The researchers estimated that over all, throat cancers caused by the virus have increased to 2.6 per 100,000 people in 2004 from 0.8 cases per 100,000 people in 1988. If the trend continues, by 2020 the virus will be causing more throat cancer than cervical cancer, the study concluded.

Unlike cervical cancer, "oropharyngeal cancers" have no screening equivalent to the pap smear. So if you suck a lot of dick or twat, either get vaccinated or spend the rest of your life worrying that every "lumpy, swollen lymph node" and "lingering sore throat or earache" might be blowjob cancer.

The last 20 years in American history shall heretofore be known as the Golden Age of Blowjobs. Start point: Monica Lewinsky. End point: Throat cancer panic.

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1. "RE: ARTICLE: Blow jobs are actually causing cancer"
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   Um wow, I find this wildly problematic.

Firstly Blow jobs are not actually causing cancer. HPV is causing cancer and is being transmitted via oral sex.

And seriously is the messaging get vaccinated or get panicked. Come on! Also what's "a lot"? and since when did you need to do something "a lot" to get HPV? I think I managed on my first try thank you very much.

This is ridiculous - oral sex is, in my opinion, a valuable part of lives and well being (and oral sex incidentally does go both ways - so I'm not sure why this article is all about blowjobs). We aren't telling people to stop having sex, so let's get the messaging straight! In my opinion now that we have this info we should also have a push for a screening tool - which like a pap could help prevent the virus from becoming cancer. Beyond that, how about somebody mention protection - condoms and dental dams, which in the case of oral sex may actually offer complete protection if used properly!

Seriously annoyed by this.


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2. "Wow, a sensationalizing headline..."
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That has never happened before.........NOT! LOL

I definitely agree that these panic inducing headlines aren't a good idea, but the headline writers (Who are probably not the article author) are not listening to me so I expect we'll continue to see them about any and all subjects.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain

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