HPV Men kissing deadly

Increased TV viewing of HBO, Netflix, and other subscription channels may be more likely to engage in emulating some of those passionate and kinky sex scenes. There has been a barrage of complaints that Game of Thrones has significantly reduced sex scenes in later seasons. Is it possible that reflective passion and sex scenes might increase possible cancers and gum diseases? A salivary virus, HPV, might make your next kiss a deadly one. HPV is an STI transmitted by oral and genital sex – including kisses.

Actor Michael Douglas has been a spokesperson at highlighting the human papilloma virus or HPV as possibly the number one cause of mouth and throat cancer.

Is it possible that deep kissing and oral sex might result in head or neck cancer? A recent research study hints that it might be true. Two variables found in saliva, especially men’s saliva, are HPV and HSV. The latter has been linked to possible STD (herpes). HSV-1 and HSV-2 are transmitted through direct contact, including kissing, sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal sex), or skin-to-skin contact. HPV is becoming more prevalent in male saliva, among 1 in 9, and that may lead to cancer of varying types.

higher likelihood of developing cancer of the oral and neck areas. Are women off the hook? Transmission of two HPV types (16 and 18) cause 70% of cervical cancers and precancerous cervical lesions, that can spread to nearby areas.

Papillomaviruses are a diverse group of DNA-based viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans and a variety of animals. Evidence is mounting that HPV might be a contributing agent.

There have been studies of HPV presence and the development of gum disease. Results have been generally weak linking HPV and periodontitis. This correlation is due to HPV and its interaction with soft tissue and mucosal membranes. Anecdotally, dentists show some concern that oral sex positively correlates with potential gum disease development.

HPV infection is extremely common and more statistics and research is targeting HPV. Most sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in life. Fortunately, there are available vaccines that help a virtual elimination of HPV. So far, they help prevent infections with HPV types 16 and 18, two high-risk HPVs that cause about 70% of cervical cancers and an even higher percentage of some of the other HPV-associated cancers (9, 10). Gardasil also prevents infection with HPV types 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts.

Of course, few routine medical exams and tests search for HPV presence, unless you ask specifically. The current Affordable Care Act does cover HPV testing and vaccination. The HPV vaccines for the recommended age groups of males and females, Pap tests, and HPV testing for women are all covered under this policy. It should be noted that the ACA is subject to change.

Fundamentally, while semi-graphic TV sex scenes on TV might induce foreplay, does thought come into consideration when you “make love” to a new partner spontaneously about HPV. In the US it is estimated that 52% of unintended pregnancies result from couples not using contraception in the month the woman got pregnant. Considering the cancer potential when “French kissing” or oral exploration may be a comparable danger. Would you kiss your toilet seat?

While HPV is known in several medical circles, were you aware whether your body fluids contained HPV? Sometimes a kiss can be deadly, even from someone you love. Or to someone you love (or just like). Routine medical exams are helpful but, as relationships go, if french kissing is a form of oral sex, you might become a victim. Even though it was just a kiss.

Do you know if you have HPV?

Kissing can cause dental cavities

We’ve heard about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. Microorganisms found in body fluids are prone to infect one or another. Dental cavities are primarily the result of a communicable disease spread through the transmission of bacteria, whether it’s sugar or some unclean appliance like sticking a pen between your teeth while working. Subsequently, kissing may cause dental cavities through the transmission of bacteria from one person to another.

When people kiss, it is possible to exchange about as many as 10 million to 1 billion bacteria (representing up to 278 different species). Interacting in your mouth, some of these bacteria may be attracted to plaque and start attacking teeth. Isn’t it romantic?

Does that mean that kissing should be avoided? As an early stage of intimacy, kissing serves a useful mate-assessment function and is one of the preferred forms of greeting and foreplay.

Yet the Academy of General Dentistry believes that kissing poses severe risks. “Not knowing who you are kissing could be as dangerous to your health as having multiple sexual partners,” says AGD spokesperson Connie White, DDS, FAGD.

Kissing isn’t the only form of infection. Germs are transmitted through colds and touching surfaces that you didn’t realize had communities of those imperceptible microorganisms. While some may be the culprits behind oral diseases, they can result in many other things.

Overuse of antibiotics also leaves people more immune to harmful bacterial effects. Progressive resistance to antibiotics is becoming a major concern. Yet bacteria shouldn’t be an antagonist exclusively. Certain bacteria aid the digestive system.

As kisses are sweeter than wine, there are few socially acceptable preventatives to practice after a kiss. Perhaps, after a kissing session, you should excuse yourself for a few moments and rinse your mouth, brush teeth, or use some portable floss.

Overall, kissing is a primary form of communicable communication. The pleasure often overrides the faint possibilities of developing tooth decay. Realizing how many possible causes there are in developing tooth decay and gum disease, kissing may be worth the risk. After all, a gloveless handshake and a blown kiss may be equally dangerous.

Kiss away the blues and try to protect your pearly whites by pursuing a routine dental hygiene program. It’s part of responsible love. It’s one sexually transmitted disease source that is easily manageable.