Does oral sex causes a mouth cancer?
They are referring to the human papillomavirus (HPV). At least one strain of this virus has been linked to oral, head, neck, and throat cancer among individuals (male and female) who perform oral sex on infected men. The mucosa of the mouth is very similar to the mucosa of the vagina and cervix, which means these sites contain certain types of cells that HPV 16 and 18 (the cancer-causing strains) tend to target. http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/hpv/… http://std.about.com/od/hpv/a/hpvoralcan… http://rdoc.org.uk/hpv.html You can search for “HPV oral cancer” for more sites. HPV is also linked to cancers of the anus and rectum.