Can I get STDs or STIs by kissing or hugging?
Hello, I am a 15 years old female. Two days ago I hugged my friend Andra. Today she told me that she kissed a boy, now I am worried that if that boy has STD or STI she will have as well, and as I hugged her then also have STD or STI. Can I get STD or STI by hugging?
@hannah Hello, No, Most sexually transmitted diseases do not spread through casual contact such as hugging, touching, or kissing, although there are exceptions. Certain skin diseases that are not particularly STIs can spread through skin-to-skin contact during sexual intercourse or non-sexual contact. Most STIs are spread either by exposure to infected body fluids during sexual intercourse or by direct contact with infected skin sores.