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Just for reference, you can't contract a disease by kissing, right? May you please help me? Thanks very much.
Well, you can!: many viruses are transmitted through close contact, and kissing certainly includes close contact. Open mouth kissing increases the risk dramatically. In fact "Mono" has been often referred to as the 'kissing' disease. You still can not get pregnant from kissing though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple: There are multiple viruses and bacteria too numerous to mention. For example, the common cold can be acquired through contact with an infected person, the transfer of salive via 'french kissing' could theoretically tranfer hiv, or hepatitis viruses, etc. Just use common sense and avoid close contact with people who are ill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gimme Some Lip!!!: "Everything"is relative(forget the logical inconsistency of that statement).So, then, think of kissing a porcupine, or a rooster. Compared to them, no problem.OK, now think of something soft, like a belly, or neck (gettin' hot?), then to one of those special places with LOTS of pleasurable nerve endings, the lips (either kind), and the emotion received (hopefully) from the other person.-Q.E.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mononucleosis: or "kissing disease" is a viral disease that is quite contagious, and indeed, found in saliva. Symptoms are like a cold (sore throat, mild fever, ENLARGED GLANDS in neck and everywhere else). BUT, the key point is that 1) you'd feel sick and 2) it lasts over a month. actually 3) most people get this (these--Ebstein-Barr virus And Cytomegalovirus both can cause) in childhood w/out knowing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A corn : Is a buildup of dead skin. Kissing corns are when you have this on adjacent toes so a corn on one toe matches up with acorn on the opposing digit. The corns can be trimmed or pared away but will likely grow back once the person puts their shoes back on. Shaving down the underlying bony prominence is how to get rid of this. This is not done by you, rather by a foot doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: Staph is everywhere and is normal flora in about 40% of folks' upper airways. Stop worrying and enjoy kissing. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unless the person you are kissing is bleeding and you have blood onto abraded areas of your lips. Generally, even if somehow you got HIV into the front of the mouth, the enzymes in your saliva will kill the virus. Oral transmission generally occurs only when you have been kissing him far below the lips with expected results. ...Read more
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