A recent study published in the New England Journal Of Medicine has created a lot of discussion about weather oral sex can cause cancer or not. This research has stirred some panic among people and this article goes in further detail on how HPV (which can cause cervical cancer) is the link between the two.
One of the main reasons for this emerging evidence is the sexual revolution of the 60’s and 70’s. “Cancer is a long process,” says Kreimer who is one of the researcher behind this study. “We know that cancer takes probably 20 years, if not longer, to develop from the infection, so many decades later we’re seeing this trend increasing.”
One of the things that this study has done is to highlight the importance of using a condom during oral sex. Most people tend to regard oral sex as safe sexual behavior and now studies are showing that it can transmit infections even if they are very rare.
This is another reason to start using condom during oral sex, just to be on the safe side, and especially for someone who is sexually active with multiple partners.