At present a lot of changing sexual behavior as well as oral sex is often done today. Oral sex itself has a bad impact and risks to health. From the research of oral sex can lead to cancer of tonsils and base of tongue.
The increasing cases of cancer caused by oral sex is triggered by the infection of human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be transmitted through various types of sexual activity.
"The more you 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 that approximately 60-70 percent of cancer cases are related to HPV-positive tonsil.
Meanwhile, a study published New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 found that young people affected tonsil and base of tongue cancer with a positive HPV test result is mostly due to perform oral sex on her partner.
People doing 6 times or more oral sex partners have a risk 3.4 times higher risk of oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the tongue, back of the throat or tonsils). This risk will increase if he often bergonta sexual partners.
Researchers also reported that since 1973, people with tonsil and base of tongue cancer is increasing every year. The widespread practice of oral sex among adolescents a factor that contributed to the increasing 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 you enter through the vagina commonly cause cervical cancer in the mouth but if it will cause cancer in the mouth and throat.
"Sexual Practices of people have changed from time to time. I do not know why they prefer to perform oral sex compared to other sexual activity," said Hartig. It favors experimenting with sexual activity, but need to see the effects and risks of these behaviors on health.