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froggish
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Hey...I'm wondering if one can catch a cold or something (like a bacterial infection) from going down on someone with a cold? For example, I have a cold, and if my girlfriend goes down on me, will she catch my cold (solely from that)? Or are they like, such separate sections of the body that that wouldn't happen?
Also, (slightly related) is it possible to get a bacterial infection in your throat (like strep or something) from going down on someone, like bacteria from urine or whatever? Not an STD, necessarily...
Thanks for your time!

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Gumdrop Girl
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SURPRISE! urine is sterile. your kidneys do a great job of filtering out tiny wasteproduct molecules from your blood, leaving bacteria and viruses to your immune system.

but can you catch a bacterial infection from oral sex? yeah. gonorrhea is one of them. Streptococcus? it's possible. but if you get strep from oral sex, it *IS* a STD (after all, you transmitted it via sexual activity).

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lemming
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whoa, Gummy. urine IS "sterile," but only to yourself. that's why in survival situations you can use it to clean wounds, or to distill for drinking water. but it's not a good idea to come into contact with someone else's urine.

bacteria are indeed found in urine - else how would they test for urinary tract infections?

am I right?

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Gumdrop Girl
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like the iron chef who has lost to the challenger *bows head* indeed, lemming-san.

but as for UTIs, those bacteria are already present on your body, the jostling around and friction just push them to the wrong places.

anyway, i suppose the gist of all this is not to be drinking people's other urine.

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lemming
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known to many as "lemiko-chan," I concede your point.

got it, froggish?


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froggish
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Heehee, yeah, I think get it But part of my question is more like, if one has a cold affecting their head-area (like their nose or throat) can that same infection be transmitted through oral sex? Although - kissing is also involved...so...maybe that's how the cold keeps getting passed between us *duh, frog*...Heh. Umm. Thanks for the help, though!

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Once I had a cold that my partner didn't want to get. So we had lots of sex of all different varieties without any mouth-mouth kissing. The no mouth kissing was a huge sacrifice for both of us. He ended up getting the cold anyway. Bah.

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