If you've had sex or are currently having sex, this thread is for you. It might save you from a lot of problems in the future

Are you "clean"?

As long as you're having sex, you probably have one variant of Human Papilloma Virus that causes cervical cancer

There are over 100
Out of over a 100, 14 types of HPV(Human Papilloma Virus) can cause cancer including cancer of the cervix

These viruses are very common

You can get throat cancer if you give oral sex to someone who has one of these cancer causing types

Ask yourself: Has your partner tested?
Most people get this virus soon after they became sexually active. That's the most common time for infection for most people. Then they carry it around for a long.

Some variants of this HPV cause genital warts.

Don't say a person is clean just because they don't have HIV Image
The most common consequence of being infected with this virus is cervical cancer.

Almost all cases of cervical are caused by this Human Papilloma Virus, and it may take 15 to 20 years for cervical cancer to develop in women with normal immune systems
How can you prevent this?

One way is to get the vaccination, the HPV vaccine

It is best taken before you are sexually active.
Girls between 9-14 years even up to 26 can take

Can you take if you're older than this? Yes! But speak to you with your doctor first.
Also VERY important is getting a pap smear, this checks your cervix for signs of cancer

It can cost anywhere from N3500-N8000 some centres can charge higher

If you're 21 to 29 years and sexually active, PLEASE GET A PAP SMEAR EVERY 3 YEARS!

Or else, it's ten ten you're playing
If you're between 30 to 65 years, do yours every 3 years; or a HPV test every 5 years, or get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years

See ehn, you can't be sexually active and take this matter likely...

If you've ever had sex, any kind at all!

Don't ignore this thread
If you still want to learn how to protect yourself during oral sex especially with a new partner.

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