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Things To Consider Before Kissing Anyone For The Sake Of Your Health

Kissing can be one of the most exciting and intriguing ways of showing you love someone. It is common among people in relationships and sometimes those that are not in a relationship kiss each other as a way of exchanging pleasantries.

As good as it may sound, there are some things you should consider before kissing anyone. This is for your safety too. It is important that even when you try to show you love someone, you should ensure your health is your most priority.

So in this article, I will be sharing with you some things you should put into consideration before engaging in a kiss with your loved ones. Please read till the end and stay enlightened.

Below are some diseases that can be transmitted from one person to another through the act of kissing.

1. Herpes: This can be in two different forms but will just talk HSV 1.

HSV-1 can be spread by sharing the saliva of an infected person or sharing items like utensils with an infected person, though this is somewhat rare. HSV-1 can also affect the genitals and be spread through the oral and genitals.

2. Cytomegalovirus (CMV): This is a viral infection that can be passed on through contact with saliva that contains the virus. Also, cytomegalovirus can be transmitted through the following fluids: urine, blood, semen, and breast milk.

It can also be considered an STI because it’s often transmitted through oral, anal, and genital contact, too.

3. Syphilis is a bacterial infection, is not typically transmitted by kissing. It’s more commonly spread through oral, anal, or genital s£x. But syphilis can cause sores in your mouth and this sore on the mouth makes it easy for this bacteria to be transmitted from one person to another.

Involving in deep or what is popularly known as French kissing, which includes touching tongues together, is a fast way of sharing some of the very dangerous diseases especially when one party involved is infected, the other increases the risk of contracting the infection.

So before engaging in a deep kiss with your partner, ensure you know their status or at least follow these measures to be able to address this issue amicably without offending them. This is necessary because STDs could be very tricky. So follow these steps:

• Set your expectations upfront with your partner

•Be direct, open, and honest

•Use barrier methods such as protective dental dams and condoms

•Above all, be understanding

Source: Healthline

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