The Earth Times reported today that Canadian teens are blind to HPV and the risks of unprotected oral sex. Very few Canadian teens knew that they can contract HPV from giving and receiving oral sex. Neither did they know that HPV is the most common STD and can cause cervical cancer. Do Dartmouth students know any better? I believe using a condom or a dental dam during oral sex is rarely practiced on campus. Certainly, it's not as fun. Many people carry strains of herpes and have no symptoms (at least 60% of population). When they engage in sex, they transfer herpes unknowingly to their partner, who may develop symptoms. If oral herpes, as in painful bloody bumps in the back of tongue, isn't your idea of a good time, then you should use protection.