Scientists of Ohio State University in Columbus say that oral cancer stemming from the virus spread during oral sex is more common than throat cancer caused by tobacco or alcohol consumption.
This especially applies to people under the age of 50. Researchers report that cancer provoked by oral sex has been on the rise in the last ten years.
Furthermore, the number of your sex partners is linked to oral HPV infection. "The higher the number of partners that you’ve had, the greater the odds that you’d have an oral infection," Professor Gillison explains.