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All my friends are kissing girls. I am scared of kissing because I am afraid of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infection. Am I normal? Is there anyway to prevent this from happening?

Although kissing is considered to be low-risk when compared to intercourse and oral sex, it’s possible for kissing to transmit CMV, herpes, and syphilis. CMV can be present in saliva, and herpes and syphilis can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, particularly at times when sores are present. But kissing is a very low risk activity.Kissing someone for the first time can feel intimidating, and many people are nervous about it. The truth is, the first time you kiss someone, it can be awkward — just about everyone experiences that at one point or another. So when it comes to kissing, being as relaxed as possible is important.

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