It appears that many people would rather risk getting sick than be celibate. History repeats itself, so why not learn a few things from the past.
For example, in 1918 the Spanish flu killed 50 million people worldwide. So what did people do to protect themselves when needing a little affection.
One thing they did to make kissing safer was smooching through a handkerchief, perhaps this is why we call it hanky-panky?
In 1918, an article in Popular Science Monthly encourages people to kiss using a pan…
“Scientists warn us that kisses are unhygienic — transmitting all sorts of dangerous disease germs. Most of us are willing to run this risk, but there are always a few careful ones who strive after the pure and perfect kiss,” the article continued.