Michael Douglas, who is now in remission from stage four throat cancer that was diagnosed three years ago, says that his life-threatening disease came from giving oral sex, rather than a lifetime of drinking and smoking.
The actor, 68, told UK’s The Guardian that his cancer was the result of contracting the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer.
The paper asked Douglas if he regretted his years of boozing and smoking and he said, “No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus.” (Cunnilingus, for those of you who did not pay attention in sex ed, is when a man performs oral sex on a woman.)
He added, “I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.” Douglas’ son Cameron, 35, is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence for heroin possession.