A 23-year-old male asked:
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can you get stds from kissing or making out?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STDs: That depends upon what and where you are kissing and what "making out" means. Need more info to give you reassurance, but if just kissing on lips and finger massaging of genitals it is not likely to transmit stds.
Answered on Nov 18, 2013

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STD: Please read what the cdc says about stds at this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/default.Htm.
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Most of them: Most of them can be obtained from these activities, to certain percentages.

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