Kissing is one of the most intimate forms of physical contact, and many people are unaware that it can be a source of transmission of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) Mycoplasma genitalium.
We will explore the risks of contracting Mycoplasma genitalium from kissing, and what can be done to protect yourself from this infection.
What is Mycoplasma genitalium?
Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be contracted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
This means that if one person has the infection, they can spread it to their sexual partner(s) via this type of sexual contact.
It is important to note that many people with Mycoplasma genitalium may have no symptoms or only mild symptoms.
This means that they may be unaware that they are infected. However, if left untreated, it can result in more serious complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women and infertility in both men and women.
Can you get mycoplasma genitalium from kissing?
It is important to note that, while Mycoplasma genitalium can be contracted through oral sex, there is currently no evidence that it can be transmitted through kissing or other casual forms of contact.
Does mycoplasma mean cheating?
Having a Mycoplasma genitalium infection does not necessarily mean that your boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner has been unfaithful or has cheated on you. Anyone can contract an STI, regardless of their sexual history or lifestyle.
However, if there are factual shreds of evidence that suggest your partner is cheating, it is appropriate to exhaust all options of doubt to avoid the reoccurrence of mycoplasma after treatment.
Can you get mycoplasma genitalium in the throat?
Yes, it is possible to get Mycoplasma genitalium in the throat through oral sex with an infected partner because M. genitalium is a sexually transmitted disease.
M. genitalium infections in the throat are often asymptomatic, meaning the person may not experience any noticeable symptoms. However, in some cases, symptoms such as sore throat, inflammation, or discomfort may occur.
How many years can you have mycoplasma genitalium without knowing?
It is possible to have an M. genitalium infection without knowing for several years. In fact, many people with M. genitalium infections may not experience any symptoms, or their symptoms may be mild and easily mistaken for another condition, leading them to not seek medical attention.
A study carried out on men with MG revealed that 1 man was asymptomatic with the infection for 5 months prior to receiving treatment. And a large proportion of the men were asymptomatic for months after therapy which lead them to engage in condomless sex, potentially infecting their sex partners.
How contagious is mycoplasma genitalium?
People who have the letter M. genitalium can be asymptomatic (without symptoms), which means that they may be unaware that they are infected and may unknowingly transmit the infection to their sexual partners.
Furthermore, Antibiotic resistance can develop in the genitalium, making treatment more difficult and increasing the risk of transmission.
Anyone who engages in sexual activity should practice safe sex and get regular STI testing to detect and treat infections like Mycoplasma genitalium before they cause serious health problems.
If suspect you may have an STI, it is important to seek medical attention from a healthcare professional who can diagnose the infection and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by Our Editorial Team