The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 November 2005

Well, this sucks

Comment enough. From the Guardian:

Mouth cancer can be caused by a virus contracted during oral sex, a new Swedish study has shown. People who catch a high-risk variety of the human papilloma virus, HPV, at that time are more susceptible to falling ill with mouth cancer, according to new research.

"You should avoid having oral sex," said the dentist and researcher Kerstin Rosenquist, who headed the study at the Malmo University's Faculty of Odontology in southern Sweden. HPV is a wart virus that causes many cervical cancers, including endometrial cancer in the uterus. The main factors that contribute to mouth cancer, most commonly contracted by middle-aged and older men, remain smoking and drinking alcohol.

(Via Fark)

Posted at 8:30 PM to Dyssynergy

Well, that's uplifting. Don't mind me while I kill myself.

Posted by: Matt at 9:59 PM on 20 November 2005

Married women the world over just smiled a smug, secret smile.

(I suppose it should be noted that I am not one of those women. Hubby will be horrified.)

Posted by: Margi at 10:13 PM on 20 November 2005

thank you for the GOD!!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at 10:38 PM on 20 November 2005

Bless you, Margi.

I look upon this with about the same detachment with which I view, say, Porsche recalling a year's worth of 911s.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:37 AM on 21 November 2005

And here I always thought it was caused by horseback riding. Either way, you probably don't want to spread it around.

Posted by: Mike at 12:21 AM on 23 November 2005

One word: Lapsnorkling. Makes it all better.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 11:35 PM on 25 November 2005