Beware the dangers of French Kissing!

A study in Great Britain finds that teens who engaged in french kissing with multiple partners increased their risk of contracting spinal meningitis almost 4 fold.
This reminds me of a very funny story a friend of mine from college once told. When my friend was a freshman in college and his brother was a senior in high school, their dad decided it was time for “the talk”. So he sat them down and handed out helpful advise like “if you keep one hand in your pants pocket at all times you can’t get in too much trouble”. Somewhere along the line he decided that what his sons really needed to know about were the great evils of french kissing. It was unsanitary, revved up the lust engines, gross and on and on. “The talk” mercifully ended when mom called them down to dinner.
Noticing how quiet everyone was at the dinner table their mother said, “Is everything alright? I hope you weren’t too hard on them, honey.”
“Oh, no. We just needed to have a little talk.”
My friend’s brother piped up, “Yeah, dad went on and on about french kissing.”
To which his mother enthusiastically replied, “Oh – your father is the best french kisser!”
Their dad tried to cut her off, but she took his discomfort to be embarrassment, “Oh no, honey you are. Remember when we were dating and we’d park the car and just french kiss for hours. You’re still the best french kisser I’ve ever known.”
At which point the boys were practically spewing milk out of their noses trying not to laugh and their dad excused himself from the table.
I thought it was pretty funny, but then again, maybe the guy had a point :P

Hat tip to William Saletan’s Human Nature blog on Slate.com

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5 thoughts on “Beware the dangers of French Kissing!

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  2. I never knew that you could increase the danger of contracting spinal meningitis by just french kissing, although it does make sense. In raising 3 boys in an imoral world I have always taught them to respect women and wait for marriage
    to have relations with a woman. I will share this information with the teenagers.

    Caroline

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  4. This is true, I experinced it myself; Severe headache started, then urine retention ,,,and encephalopathy …attended in Emergency room 5 times ,,,idiot doctors said it would alright ,,,you just feeling guilty because you are married and few antidepressant ,,kicked me out there ,,,I lost 20 lbs, had internal bleeding and was going to go to coma many times ,,,I had stupor ….I doctors said its emmotional ,, but no one did a blood test ..or Lumbar punchure,,,10% of people are permanent carrier of Bacteral Meningitis ,,which might be introduced to you blood through mocus member and causes blood poising and sepsis ,,,I lost my job stayed in bed more than 3 months …Bacterial Meninitis was that ,,,they (doctors) didn’t do lumbar Punchure because the insurance coverage in Canada provided by provincial government ,,,it was an real ordeal ..they never gave me an Antibiotics ,,,Just god saved me ,,,now I’m a beliver ,,,,however I got HSV and I have cold sores occationally ,,,,be aware of french kissing ,,it might kill you ,,

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