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Sexually transmitted disease worse than aids from kissing

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STDs can spread without even having sex.

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If you think kissing is sweet and innocent, think again. Mononucleosis Mono is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a kissing disease.

But herpes, the virus that causes cold sores, is the one you should be on the lookout for!

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are...

However you classify it, oral sex can transmit diseases if the penis, vagina, or anus involved are infected. Read more about that here! Chlamydia, in rare cases, can infect your throat during oral sex. Hepatitis A is mainly transmitted via ingestion of fecal matter. The bare-down-there grooming trend makes transmission even more likely because it is easier to cause breaks in the skin.

Your risk of contracting either infection depends on many factors, such as the level of infection and condition of the skin.

Much like the skin-to-skin contact mentioned above, indirect contact is a less likely, but still possible, way to get an STD without having sex. Trichomoniasis can be spread by hand-to-genital contact or even hitch a ride to your genitals on an unwashed sex toy.

Crabs, or pubic lice, are creatures that can also stick around in your bedding or clothing. Read more about these Sexually transmitted disease worse than aids from kissing crawlies here.

One of the most unexpected places to get an STD without having sex may be radiating light at your local tanning salon. Molluscum contagiosum, a bumpy genital infection and definitely not a spell from Harry Potter, can spread by skin-to-skin contact or shared contaminated surfaces like your tanning bed. Sharing razors— or pretty much anything that cuts or pierces the skin— is a possible way to catch an STD without having sex. In the case of sharp objects, if one of the users is positive for HIV "Sexually transmitted disease worse than aids from kissing" hepatitis A, B, or C, there is a risk of breaking the skin and mixing blood, leading to the spread of the disease.

It is very unlikely for an STD to spread by sharing a razor, unlike sharing needles, which is a high-risk behavior. However, significant improvements have been made to screen blood donors over the last 30 years.

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