ORAL sex is the cause of most incidents of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the country.
China Press quoted specialist Datuk Dr Low Bin Tick as saying that many people believed they would not contract STD when indulging in this activity.
STD that could be transmitted via oral sex and kissing included AIDS, especially when there are wounds on the genitals, Dr Low said, adding that STD like cervicitis could lead to cervical cancer.
He said the number of people suffering from STD in the country was not known as the Government had never conducted research on it.
The report also quoted him as saying that there were fewer than 10 STD specialists in the country as the course was not promoted locally.