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Can you get an STD by kissing around the genital not actually on it ?

Can you get an STD by kissing around the genital not actually on it ?

Probably not: Without direct oral contact with a partner's genitals -- the penis, labia, varinal opening, etc -- no STD is likely. If this is your only exposure and you're not having any symptoms, you needn't worry and don't need testing. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Can you get a STD from kissing?

Can you get a STD from kissing?

Yes, but...: There are some stds that could be transmitted that way if you were kissing someone with an oral std, but this is not a common way for them to be spread. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

Please tell me if you can get a STD from kissing?

STDs and Living: Yes. Unfortunately, there is one and that is herpes. Now, that said, please do not stop kissing. There are twelve common stds. I would hope that you can name them and know how to prevent or protect yourself against stds. 75% of americans have the 'oral' herpes known now as herpes type one. Most people get it as children from family members and not as adults. ...Read more

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Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Which type of STDs can you get from giving head and kissing?

Most of them: Most of them can be obtained from these activities, to certain percentages. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has an STD thats like mano i just want to know if i can get it from kissing?

My girlfriend has an STD thats like mano i just want to know if i can get it from kissing?

Question unclear: If you mean infectious mononucleosis when you say "mano" then the answer is probably. But it would be necessary to know the specific std to which she is referring. If this is hiv, the answer is probably not transmitted by kissing, syphilis maybe, CMV can be transmitted but generally not considered an std. Need more information. ...Read more

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Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Could you get STDs just from kissing?

Yes! Several STDs: Can be transmitted that way: herpes, syphilis (if chancre on lip/mouth), gonorrhea (if after oral sex), hpv (after oral sex). If there are no std lesions/bacteria/viruses on lips or in mouth, then simple kissing can't transmit them. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

Can you get STDs from kissing or making out?

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. ...Read more

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Do girls get STDs from kissing & fingering several times?

Do girls get STDs from kissing & fingering several times?

STDs: 23 is a young adult and one who should know about STDs. Yes. Of course. Herpes and HPV are two that are possible in this scenario. It is important on my practice for my patients to be empowered by the facts . There are twelve common STDs. Please know them by this time tomorrow. ...Read more

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Hi! A girl and I were deep kissing. I touched her vagina. She didn't touch my penis. I don't know her sexual history. Should I get tested for STDs/Is?

Hi! A girl and I were deep kissing. I touched her vagina. She didn't touch my penis. I don't know her sexual history. Should I get tested for STDs/Is?

Nice gesture: Many of my patients in NYC get tested for STDs before beginning a new intimate relationship with a new partner. It shows that you are aware and are considerate for your partner. She should get tested too. Sometimes STDs can remain asymptomatic until they present. I have had many patients in tears coming in with new infections from a lover who thought they were STD free. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more