CDC reflect this in their guidance.However, according to research down under, there’s data to suggest tongue kissing can also transmit the virus from one person’s throat to another.The group of researchers undertook a systematic review of the issue.
That means they looked at other studies already undertaken to look for trends. They specifically looked for evidence of whether sloppy kissing could pass on chlamydia or gonorrhea.They found nothing to suggest chlamydia spreads this way.
However, six studies involving gay men in Australia suggest that passionate kissing alone can pass on gonorrhea.They concluded, “Reinforcing the message that oropharyngeal gonorrhea could be transmitted through kissing may inform the development of novel approaches to prevent gonorrhea.”One of the study’s authors, Dr.
Eric Chow of the University of Melbourne, elaborated on the findings.“We think it is possible to catch gonorrhea via kissing,” he told the Daily Mail. “I think the guidelines should be updated.”One of the studies reviewed looked at 2,000 gay and bi men.