Before The First Kiss
While dating the first kiss is held as a romantic moment. Before the first kiss and before intimacy there are some issues to discuss. If there isn’t a comfort level to discuss these things beforehand then it’s most likely too early to proceed. Here is one way to begin the conversation.
According to new research, kissing can lead to various conditions. Some of these conditions are quite serious. A 10-second kiss can carry up to 80 million gems. The exchanging of saliva usually causes these diseases.
The Fine Art Of The Smooch!
When it comes to kissing, choose carefully, because it turns out you can catch more than just feelings! Whilst kissing provides us with many health benefits, it can also transmit germs like bacteria and viruses which can lead to disease. Without trying to ruin the mood, here is a guide to all the germs which can potentially be transmitted by kissing! Before the first kiss, have a little talk.
Conditions Spread From Kissing
1. Herpes Virus Family Of Infections
- Epstein-Barr Virus | Mononucleosis | Mono | Known As ‘Kissing Disease’
Herpes Simplex Virus | Type 1 – Oral | Type 2 – Genital
Cytomegalovirus | Cold Sores
Varicella-zoster virus(causes chickenpox)
2. Warts (Human Papillomavirus, HPV)
3. Respiratory Viruses | Strep Throat | Influenza
4. Tooth Decay & Gum Disease | Periodontitis
- Flora of bacteria, viruses, and mucus that live in the mouth! Forming plaque, which can cause cavities or gum disease (gingivitis) when it builds up under your gum line.
5. Viral | Bacterial | Meningitis
6. Syphilis | Transmitted | Kissing | Sex
7. Sexually Transmitted Disease | HIV | Chlamydia | Gonorrhoea
9. Lyme Disease | Salvia | Ejaculate
10. Hepatitis B or C | Sexual Contact | Intercourse
Most types of sugar wreak havoc on our body’s systems, especially our microbiome. Our microbiome is the living collection of all the bacteria that reside in and on our body, and it is so important to our overall health that scientists have dubbed it another organ.
The beneficial bacteria, the probiotics in our gut where most of our microbes live, are responsible for a variety of health-promoting functions, like regulating our immune system, balancing our blood sugar, helping us absorb nutrients, and even calming our emotions.
One of the biggest microbiome disrupters is a diet full of sugary, processed foods. The probiotics in our gut feed on prebiotics, which are plant-based fibers from whole foods like apples, onions, garlic. Can you guess what the bad guy bacteria like to eat? You guessed it—sugar! When we eat a high-sugar diet, the undesirable bacteria thrive and start to grow out of control, while our beneficial bacteria dwindle in number.
Keeping your sugar intake to a minimum and avoiding other common microbiome depleters, are the steps right now to help keep your microbiome intact for the true sweetness of a kiss.
11. The Drugged Kiss
Pharmaceutical drugs and recreational drugs are passed on via the saliva and bodily fluids as well.
Check in to see if you are on the same page. Are you both looking for a monogamous partner or will you be in a relationship with unknown partners? Some people are just looking for a sexual exchange. What is the agenda of each one of you?
Keep The Conversation Open |Ongoing
Sex is an opening conversation, there’s much more to talk about. This is mostly about the first kiss. In today’s world a conversation that needs to take place. This is a start. Next is the conversation about sex!
Preventing The Transmission of Kissing-Conditions!
Avoid kissing someone when either one of you is sick, run down or not feeling well.
Avoid kissing someone when they have a cold sore, wart or ulcer in or around their mouth.
Brush and floss your teeth well! Get semi-annual or annual cleanings to remove plaque build up.
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