When it comes to intimate moments with our partners, kissing is often seen as an innocent and affectionate act.
However, it is important to be aware that certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be transmitted through kissing.
In this article, we will explore five reasons why kissing your partner can potentially transmit herpes and syphilis.
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1. Open Sores or Blisters
If either you or your partner has an active outbreak of herpes or syphilis, kissing can lead to the transmission of these infections.
Both herpes and syphilis can cause open sores or blisters on or around the mouth, which can be highly contagious.
Direct contact with these sores or blisters during kissing can result in the transmission of the infections.
2. Asymptomatic Carriers
One of the challenges with herpes and syphilis is that individuals can be carriers of these infections without showing any symptoms.
This means that even if you or your partner do not have any visible sores or symptoms, it is still possible to transmit these infections through kissing.
It is important to remember that STIs can be present even in the absence of symptoms.
3. Saliva and Mucous Membranes
Herpes and syphilis can also be transmitted through contact with saliva and mucous membranes.
Kissing involves the exchange of saliva, which can contain the viruses responsible for these infections.
If either you or your partner has herpes or syphilis, the viruses can be present in saliva and can be transmitted through kissing, especially if there are any cuts or abrasions in the mouth.
4. Deep Kissing
Deep or passionate kissing, also known as French kissing, involves a more intense exchange of saliva and can increase the risk of transmitting herpes and syphilis. The longer the duration of kissing and the more contact there
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