Kissing is a part of most romantic relationships, no matter how serious they might be. You probably have never given much thought to anything regarding kissing beyond how it makes you feel or when you should go in for that first kiss, but there are actually other things you might want to know about as well. There are some shocking health conditions you can actually get from kissing that, though the chance of you getting them from a quick make-out sesh probably is low, you still should at least be aware of.
Because you're actually, you know, swapping spit (and bacteria) when you're kissing, it's not completely out of the question that you could end up developing a health condition after the fact, but it's probably not something that you should let keep you from ever kissing anybody ever again. The conditions and diseases range from things that are generally considered relatively minor, like a cold or even strep throat, but also could be things that have much more serious — and in some cases longer-lasting — impacts. Though a little bit gross to think about — and definitely not sexy — kissing can potentially make you sick or even give you cavities, so knowing what you're up against is a good first step to keeping yourself as healthy as you can.