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Robert H. Shmerling, MD,
Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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The study has focused on the chances of transmission of deadly diseases in having many sex partners. However, apart from the transmission of deadly viruses and bacteria, stresses, uncertainity elements, depression, and realization of emptiness, and also possible alienation from those having blood and legal relations actually suppress immunity and prevent the respective man or woman from taking care of himself or herself properly. Sex with multiple extramarital partners actually traps the respective man or woman into reality, replenishment, healing, nourishment, and rejuvenation void mode. All psychological, physical, social factors originating from extramarital sex contribute to cancer.
The study didn’t adjust for variables like drinking and smoking…and it should have. But I ‘m not sure anyone could reasonably deny that the more sexual partners you have, the more likely you are to encounter HPV, especially in the 90s before Gardasil was an option.
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