3 sexually transmitted diseases that can be infected by kissing
Protection is paramount for any sexually active person, but the truth is that sometimes even they can’t fully protect us. There are sexually transmitted diseases that can be infected even with full sexual prevention. This is because there are some sexually transmitted diseases that can be infected with a kiss.
Practicing completely safe sex and catching an STD from kissing a partner is really a failure. However, although rare, such cases occur, and scientists track in detail what diseases we can catch in this way. At the moment, it has been found out that there are at least 3 such diseases, but it has also been established that some diseases retain their “right” to be transmitted only sexually.
Oral herpes can be very easily transmitted during a kiss through secreted fluid containing several herpes viruses. Modern studies show that the herpes simplex virus type 1, which causes herpes, can also provoke the appearance of genital herpes, which until recently was considered to be caused only by the sexually transmitted herpes simplex virus type 2. they found that herpes can also be infected by kissing a carrier of the virus, who currently has no obvious skin problems.
The first manifestation of syphilis is rashes in the intimate area or along the lips, which are often confused with herpes. Infection with pathogenic bacteria mainly occurs during direct contact and can occur even with a kiss when the partner has a syphilis ulcer near the mouth. Therefore, such skin manifestations should be approached carefully, especially in people who often change partners.
The HIV virus that causes AIDS is transmitted only through semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk, and blood. There is no evidence that it can be transmitted through saliva, but there are documented cases of HIV transmission between two people who have even minor bleeding ulcers in their mouth (ulcers, bleeding gums, etc.).
An encouraging point for anyone who does not want to go to extremes in preventing the risk associated with kissing is that there are also STDs that remain within this transmission range. Studies show that there is no risk that kissing can cause serious diseases, such as for example, chlamydia or gonorrhea.
A small consolation, but significant. Another proof that most things in sex are a matter of chance, even with the balanced and completely preventable risks.