According to research by Hisham Mehanna, professor at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, oral s3x is currently the main risk factor for throat cancer.
Oropharyngeal cancer is 8.5 times more common among oral s3x partners than in non-oral sex partners, according to a study that was published in The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.
Western countries have seen a sharp rise in throat cancer over the past 20 years; some have even referred to it as an epidemic. This is because there has been a sharp increase in oropharyngeal cancer, a particular type of throat cancer that affects the tonsils and back of the throat. The human papillomavirus (HPV), which is also the primary cause of cervix cancer, is the key contributor to this cancer. In the US and the UK, oropharyngeal cancer is currently more prevalent than cervical cancer.
The sexual transmission of HPV. The number of sexual partners you have throughout your lifetime, especially oral intercourse, is the greatest risk factor for oropharyngeal cancer. Oropharyngeal cancer is 8.5 times more likely to occur in people who have had six or more oral s3x partners over their lifetime than in people who have not engaged in oral s3x.