Kissing is one way of touching or pressing one's lips against the other person or object. There are different kinds of kissing. Most people tend to tilt their heads to their right when they are kissing. Kissing on the lips is typically a playful and intimate move to leave the partner wanting more.

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My partner has infectious mononucleosis. Should I refrain from kissing her?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has kissing disease, and her symptoms include a high fever, neck pain, and other symptoms. She is in the hospital now, resting, and I wonder when I can be with her without having a fear of acquiring this infection. I have read that the virus will remain in her mouth for at l...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Here I am giving you my suggestion for your case. Kissing can spread infectious mononucleosis and EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) respiratory infection. So, until she recovers symptomatically, avoid sexual contact such as kissing. If you have a f...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and give your opinion on my issues after intercourse with multiple girls.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. I had a body-to-body massage 20 months ago. The massage includes sexual intercourse with multiple girls. I have completely abstained from such activities for the past 18 months. I took tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one month after that massage. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As you had protected intercourse, you seem to have saved yourself from HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HBV (Hepatitis B virus), syphilis, gonorrhea, treponema, and tube...  Read Full »

My wife developed oral lesions after I kissed a sex worker. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I had multiple protected sexual encounters with a commercial sex worker last year. However, I remember that the four previous protected encounters were five to six months ago. I have used a condom every time in all the encounters, but in the last encounter five months ago, I kissed a sex ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If there is no further exposure, a negative HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody test will be considered conclusive 90 days after the last unprotected exposure. Those articles could mention patients receiving high-dose steroids or imm...  Read Full »

Can kissing cause syphilis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about syphilis. I am 29 years old, female. I am not sexually active but I got engaged recently and my fiancé had previous relationships. He only kisses me sometimes which I am worried that by kissing some disease might be transferred to me from him. I got ...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Syphilis cannot be transmitted through kissing. It is only transmitted through oral, anal and genital sex. However, syphilis can cause oral ulcers. If you kissed someone with an active oral ulcer, then the risk of getting syphilis through kissing may occur. Is there ...  Read Full »

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