I am in a constant debate with a friend of mine about the logic/health implications of making out with pretty much anyone, whenever the mood strikes him. The irony is I'm not a germophobe, and he is, yet he seems to think that swapping spit with a stranger is somehow magically going to be ok.

Me: You make me wash my hands if I touch the outside of a garbage can, yet you stick your tongue in random people's mouths?

Him: It's different.

Me: How?

Him: It just is! I don't know!

Repeat, ad nauseum.

In his defense, he hasn't yet come down with a raging case of oral herpes, but I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time.

I'm fascinated by his cognitive disconnect, though. Someone help me understand...

(This is the original article, for any who may have missed it)

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EDIT:

I also want to point out that I'm not dissing people with oral herpes, or any other kind of communicable illness... I just don't see the logic behind making out with people and thinking you're ok dodging that bullet forever, when it's like the disease-iest part of the human body.