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In possibly the horniest news story of all time, the New York Times reports today that a 46-year-old French man had sex with his 24-year-old partner seven times in nine days. Each time, they had vaginal sex; each time, he ejaculated in her mouth. Also, he might have given her Zika.

The man had just returned to France from Brazil when the sex happened. He had had some Zika symptoms, but they’d gone away. The Times reports:

The woman fell ill on Feb. 20. Both were tested for Zika infection on Feb. 23. The man had high levels of the virus in his semen and urine, but none in his blood or saliva. The woman had the virus in her urine and saliva, and antibodies to the virus in her blood. But a vaginal swab was negative for the infection.

The two were using oral sex as a form of birth control, said Dr. Yazdan Yazdanpanah, an infectious disease specialist at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris and one of the report’s authors.

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists postulated that this was evidence the Zika virus may be transmissible by oral sex. Kissing, however, is probably fine.

“Casual kissing has got to be safe because, if it weren’t, don’t you think we’d see a lot more Zika? Every mom who kissed her baby would pass it on,” Dr. John T. Brooks told the Times. “To be sure, we’d have to look for deep kissing in the absence of sexual contact, and that’s hard to find.”

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