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10+ lifetime sexual partners linked to heightened cancer risk
EurekAlert ^ | 13 February 2020 | AAAS

Posted on 02/20/2020 12:20:23 PM PST by fwdude

A history of 10 or more lifetime sexual partners is linked to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with cancer, reveals research published online in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health.

And among women, a higher number of sexual partners is also linked to heightened odds of reporting a limiting long term condition, the findings indicate.

Few studies have looked at the potential impact of the number of sexual partners on wider health outcomes.

To try and plug this knowledge gap, the researchers drew on information gathered for the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a nationally representative tracking study of older adults (50+) living in England.

In 2012-13, participants were asked how many sexual partners they had had. Complete data were provided by 5722 of the 7079 people who responded to this question: 2537 men and 3185 women. Responses were categorised as 0-1; 2-4; 5-9; and 10 or more sexual partners.

Participants were also asked to rate their own health and report any long standing condition or infirmity which impinged on routine activity in any way.

Other relevant information obtained included: age; ethnicity; marital status; household income other than a pension; lifestyle (smoking, drinking, physical activity); and presence of depressive symptoms.

The average age of participants was 64, and almost three out of four were married. Some 28.5% of men said they had had 0-1 sexual partners to date; 29% said they had had 2-4; one in five (20%) reported 5-9; while 22% reported 10 or more.

The equivalent figures for women were: just under 41%; 35.5%; just under 16%; and just under 8%.

In both sexes, a higher number of sexual partners was associated with younger age, single status, and being in the highest or lowest brackets of household wealth.

Those who reported a higher tally of sexual partners were also more likely to smoke, drink frequently, and do more vigorous physical activity on a weekly basis.

When all the data were analysed, a statistically significant association emerged between the number of lifetime sexual partners and risk of a cancer diagnosis among both sexes.

Compared with women who reported 0-1 sexual partners, those who said they had had 10 or more, were 91% more likely to have been diagnosed with cancer.

Among the men, those who reported 2-4 lifetime sexual partners were 57% more likely to have been diagnosed with cancer than were those who reported 0-1. And those who reported 10 or more, were 69% more likely to have been diagnosed with the disease.

While the number of sexual partners was not associated with reported long standing conditions among the men, it was among the women.

Women who reported 5-9 or 10+ lifetime sexual partners were 64% more likely to have a limiting chronic condition than those who said they had had 0-1.

This is an observational study, and as such, can't establish cause. Nevertheless, the findings chime with those of previous studies, implicating sexually transmitted infections in the development of several types of cancer and hepatitis, suggest the researchers.

They didn't obtain information on the specific types of cancer participants reported, but speculate: "...the heightened risk of cancer might be driven by those types known to be associated with [sexually transmitted infections]."

And they suggest that enquiring about the number of sexual partners might complement existing cancer screening programmes by helping to identify those at risk, if further research can establish a causal association between the number of sexual partners and subsequent ill health.

But an explanation for the gender difference in long term condition risk remains "elusive," they write, especially given that men tend to have more lifetime sexual partners than women, while women are more likely than men to see a doctor when they feel ill, so potentially limiting the associated consequences for their long term health.


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KEYWORDS: cancer; homosexualagenda; mgtow; pua; redpill; riskybehavior; slutwalk
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Kind of a weak correlation, especially using the stratified classes chosen.

More than 10 sexual partners could be 12, or 1,000.

1 posted on 02/20/2020 12:20:23 PM PST by fwdude
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To: fwdude

One more sexual partner causes all that? Or are there other variables not studied?

“Among the men, those who reported 2-4 lifetime sexual partners were 57% more likely to have been diagnosed with cancer than were those who reported 0-1.”


2 posted on 02/20/2020 12:22:52 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: fwdude

I’m safe..................dang it................


3 posted on 02/20/2020 12:23:08 PM PST by Red Badger (If people were to God like dogs are to people, the world would be a really great place..............)
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To: fwdude

oops


4 posted on 02/20/2020 12:25:15 PM PST by Chengdu54
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To: fwdude

cheating will prove


5 posted on 02/20/2020 12:26:37 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: fwdude

When I first read the title, I parsed it differently, and asked myself, “Which ten?”


6 posted on 02/20/2020 12:26:46 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: fwdude

Simultaneously?


7 posted on 02/20/2020 12:27:37 PM PST by Egon
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To: fwdude

Good thing I stopped at 9 and the dwarf...


8 posted on 02/20/2020 12:28:02 PM PST by Gman
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To: Red Badger

Uh, do thumbs count...?


9 posted on 02/20/2020 12:28:31 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fwdude

it is reported that 28% of gay people have 1000 or so partners during their lifetimes- and 83 have had more than 50

https://carm.org/statistics-homosexual-promiscuity

Will gay people scream about an unfair report?


10 posted on 02/20/2020 12:28:55 PM PST by Bob434
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To: fwdude

When they ask 1-10 partners, are they asking for the number per event?


11 posted on 02/20/2020 12:29:21 PM PST by Beagle8U (Did Eric Ciaramella kill Epstein? He didn't kill himself.)
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To: fwdude

But don’t worry because 9 is OK.


12 posted on 02/20/2020 12:30:19 PM PST by Revel
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To: fwdude

What a completely worthless study.


13 posted on 02/20/2020 12:31:15 PM PST by RainMan (rainman)
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To: fwdude

If this was true then queers would the most cancer ridden demographic in the world.


14 posted on 02/20/2020 12:32:10 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: fwdude

High numbers of partners also points to a lifestyle with many other high-risk behaviors (drug and alcohol abuse, etc.)


15 posted on 02/20/2020 12:32:30 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: fwdude

Kind of a weak correlation, especially using the stratified classes chosen.
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Also:
-associative study, weak on its face
-”lifetime sexual partner” means literally over a lifetime, but that is not what the study refers to, it is targeting serial and/or other sexual partners, because if they were lifetime, all ten (for example) sexual partners would have to be maintained over the subject’s lifetime.

Sloppy, badly written study. So why are you posting this? Not worth posting.


16 posted on 02/20/2020 12:32:48 PM PST by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: fwdude

Being married, I have no sexual partners.


17 posted on 02/20/2020 12:32:57 PM PST by Spok
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To: fwdude

When I first read the title, I parsed it differently, and asked myself, “Which ten?”


18 posted on 02/20/2020 12:34:21 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: fwdude

Smoking causes cancer. We know that.

Now we learn being a Ho does too?


19 posted on 02/20/2020 12:34:28 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Click my screen name for an analysis on how HIllary wins next November.)
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To: fwdude

Does a “half” count?


20 posted on 02/20/2020 12:34:44 PM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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