Study Finds HPV Transmitted by Oral Sex Can Cause Throat Cancer

Study Finds HPV Transmitted by Oral Sex Can Cause Throat Cancer

Actually, oral sex doesn’t cause throat cancer, but as two recent studies show, it can be the means of transmitting the human papillomavirus (HPV) – which does cause cancer. Two strains of HPV (16 and 18) cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, however, it is only recently that scientists discovered that HPV 16 is also responsible for up to a third of the cancers in the oropharynx (the middle part of the throat including the soft palate, base of the tongue and tonsils).

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

One of the most established arguments in the fight against mental health stigma is a biological one. Those struggling with mental illness deserve the same level of empathy as those struggling with physical illness, the narrative goes. To accomplish this, many highlight the underlying neurological and chemical explanations for their disorders.

Ask Stoya: Put the rulers down!

Seriously, your dick is just fine

Ask Stoya: Put the rulers down!

The internet and technology have totally changed sex and relationships, we know you — you adults, anyway, this column is not for children! — have questions about the world of sex...

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