In addition, even though there appears to be an association of oral HPV
-16 infection (among the 100+ HPV
types, that's the only one associated with throat cancer
), I would stress *association*. It isn't actually clear that most oral HPV-16 infections are actually acquired that way.
You don't say how old you are, but I would guess that by age 30 around 70-80% of Americans have performed oral sex 100 or more times, typically on several different partners.