My chiropractor went for a regular checkup. He had one hugely inflamed lymph node. His doctor didn't think it was important, but he mentioned it. My chiropractor is a health professional, too. He went for a second opinion. His second doctor sent him for x-rays immediately. Within a week, he was in the hospital for surgery and then recuperation with a feeding tube up his nose. He lost all sense of taste. Then when they started him on chemo, all he could taste was metal. Now his sense of taste is back, but he has trouble swallowing. He's in rehab to regain strength and range of motion in his arm on the side where the surgeon had to slice his neck to remove the tumor. His voice sounds different. And there is no test to tell him if he's free of HPV, so he can kiss someone.
The men on the radio show laughed. My chiropractor called them to tell them this is a serious disease. He could have died. His doctor told him that the best advice for men is to wait until they are in a steady relationship with a woman. Then ask her to get an HPV test. 80% ofwomen test positive. Only if she tests negative, should he consider oral sex. But there is no HPV test for men. So, women might not want it anyway.
My chiropractor is a health professional. He's trying to help people stay healthy. Humor can be a teaching tool. I hope it was in this case.