Category Archives: oral sex

  1. Oral HPV More Common in Men Than Women

    via The New York Times, by Anahad O’Connor About one in 15 Americans is infected with oral human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus that causes throat cancers, and the disease is especially common among men, new research shows. The research is the first major study to document the nationwide prevalence of oral human papillomavirus, or HPV, a Read More >>

    HPV, men, oral sex, United States, women
  2. Oral and Anal Sex Practices Among High Schoolers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    via BMC Public Health, by Amsale Cherie and Yemane Berhane Background Understanding the full range of sexual behaviors of young people is crucial in developing appropriate interventions to prevent and control sexually transmitted infections including HIV. However, such information is meager in developing countries. The objective of this study was to describe oral and anal sex practices and identify Read More >>

    adolescent, Africa, anal intercourse, anal sex, Ethiopia, oral sex, youth
  3. Has anal sex gone out of vogue? What does this mean for HIV prevention?

    via the HIV MSM blog So the Advocate recently reported the findings of a large-scale survey on sexual behaviors.  Apparently, only 37.2% of over 24,000 gay and bisexually identified men indicated that their last sexual encounter consisted of anal sex.   The most practiced activities were kissing (almost 75%) and mutual masturbation (73%). The survey, entitled  ‘The Gay Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, gay men, male sexuality, oral sex, sexual behavior, United States
  4. The European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) – See What They Learned!

    via EMIS This is the second community report written especially for you – members of Europe’s diverse LGBT communities. We hope that you find this information interesting and helpful! The first community report covered testing for HIV, knowledge about testing, being ‘out’, sexual happiness and the ‘sexiest man on the planet’. All EMIS community reports are available Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, MSM, oral sex, sexual behavior, sexual health
  5. Give Gardasil to boys too, experts say

    Source Recent evidence shows the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer in women, is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men because of changing sexual behaviours. The findings have reignited the debate over whether boys should be given the cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil. A visiting British virologist, Professor Margaret Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, anal sex, HPV, oral sex, vaccine
  6. Let’s all start sucking around!

    by Jan Wijngaarden Fridae’s Men’s Sexual Health columnist Jan Wijngaarden wonders why oral sex has not been as widely recommended as a ‘safer option’ given that it has been found to be of much lower risk compared to anal sex. A while ago, a friend of mine, who is around 55 years old and from Europe, sadly Read More >>

    anal sex, gay men, oral sex, risk, sexual pleasure