Kissing is dangerous!

One of the universal signs of affection is kissing and it exists in nearly every culture religion and society. The act of kissing can range from a quick peck to a long, intimate smooch.

Kissing on the lips, though it makes a strong relationship between the couples — and it’s no wonder why. And when we think of kissing a person, the risk of getting a disease never crosses our minds.

An intimate 10-second kiss can transfer over 80 million bacteria. Though this might help some long-term couples by diversifying their oral bacteria exchanging saliva can often transfer illnesses.

Unfortunately, no one is exempt from the disease-spreading dangers of kissing.

Here are 6 diseases you can get by kissing


Influenza can be transmitted through an infected person. It happens when one healthy person gets in contact with Unhealthy person's mucus or saliva. Typically such a contact can occur via three ways: sneezing, coughing or kissing. 


Herpes can be spread through kissing and can end up giving you cold sores in and around the mouth.


Syphilis another disease that can spread through physical contacts, such as kissing and sexual activities. This disease can also give you mouth sores. But this is an infection that can be controlled with the help of antibiotics.


Bacterial meningitis usually spreads through kissing.

Respiratory viruses

This refers to cold, flu and measles. These can infect your body even if you just share a person’s belongings or the same room. But the probability of getting this virus increases manifolds after you kiss.

Gum diseases

Even though gum diseases do not spread through kissing, the bad bacteria that cause the disease can spread at the moment of kissing

Tooth decay

Caused by a bacterium streptococcus mutan, the chance of the spread of tooth decay is very high after kissing.