Linking Fellatio and Cancer Risk: Sex Science Or Satire?

This “study” claims to have found that heterosexual men fellated by gay men had a lower risk of prostate and testicular cancer… or did they? Follow the link for an entertaining, but untrue, account of this research.

Some people, when coming across the study, spread it across the internet as it if were true. Some clues to the study’s phoniness include the head researcher’s claim to be a test subject himself, the made-up term “innate body resonance,” and the study’s tangled sense of causality–not to mention how difficult it would be to get a university board to approve and then fund the study! (Or how difficult or unethical it would be to recruit a bunch of men to receive oral sex from other men who may be strangers to them.) These are just a few things to keep in mind if you want to critically read and evaluate the claims of sex research for yourself.

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Jeana

Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.