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Do You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?

By Wyatt Earp | May 13, 2009

<i>Don't do it, Kate! He has cooties!</i>

Don't do it, Kate! He has cooties!

Well, I certainly hope not, because this article involves the dangers of “French kissing.” Yeah, those lousy frogs are ruining all of our fun yet again.

NEW YORK - Oral sex and open-mouthed “French” kissing increase the risk of acquiring oral infections of human papillomavirus, or HPV, a study shows.

“Performing oral sex is not without risks,” Dr. Maura L. Gillison told Reuters Health.

Must . . . resist . . . wiseass . . . comment!

It is associated with gonorrheal pharyngitis - a sexually transmitted infection of the tonsils and back of the throat that immediately causes symptoms, she noted, and now is associated with mouth HPV infections that are silent “yet may lead to oral cancer 10 to 20 years later.”

Gillison from The Ohio State University, Columbus, and colleagues explored whether sexual behaviors were associated with the odds of oral HPV infection in 332 adults and in 210 college-aged men. They found that 4.8 percent of the adults and 2.9 percent of college-aged men had oral HPV infection. (H/T - )

Ya hear that, kids? When you’re feeling amorous, keep your mouth shut . . . you don’t know where it’s been!

Topics: Snarkasm |

5 Responses to “Do You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?”

  1. Easily Lost Says:
    May 13th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I was gonna make a comment, then thought I better just shut my mouth :P

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 13th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    E.L. - Heh, heh. I thought the same thing while writing this. (And I’m finally caught up on 24.)

  3. Doghouse Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    But, what about when the doctor tells us to say “AAAHHH”?

  4. marvin Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Isn’t this one of the reasons why whores always appear older then they actually are?

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Doghouse - He better wash that tongue depressor!

    Marvin - Absolutely . . . Um, so I have been told.