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Dating/Kissing with PA/TNA?
My name is Hanna, I'm 14. I've had a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts since I was one. I am over-careful and sometimes I feel like I'm crossing lines sometimes trying to get the ingredients or finding out how safely my food is prepared.
But since I'm a girl and I go to parties and I hang out with guys, I have recently become aware that reaction-causing allergens can be present in the transfer of saliva from.. kissing? This makes me very uncomfortable because I'm sort of a private person. I don't want to seem high-maintenance to anyone, especially guys that I like/they like me. I'm not exactly sure how to handle kissing and going on dates at restaurants.
I've had boyfriends before, but I don't usually kiss them. I've never had a problem with it before.. but I'm terrified that I'm going to. Any tips on how to talk to your boyfriend about your allergy?
I've just been really worried about this and it's probably all I think about. I recently have been getting anxiety attacks, and no one I talk to really knows where I'm coming from or understands.
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