I reached over, touched his cold cheek with my cold hand, and began to kiss him.
I, uh, wow.
But then a thought occurred to me: his tongue had been in my mouth...
It's fine you're fine just kiss him you need to check something it's fine just be fucking normal check to see if his microbes stay in you billions of people kiss and don't die just make sure his microbes aren't going to permanently colonize you come on please stop this he could have campylobacter he could be a nonsymptomatic E. Coli carrier get that and you'll need antibiotics and then you'll get C. diff and boom dead in four days please fucking stop just kiss him JUST CHECK TO MAKE SURE.
Do bacteria of people you kiss stay inside your body?
Around eighty million microbes are exchanged on average per kiss. After a six month follow up, human gut microbiomes appear to be modestly but considerably altered.