Dear 100 Hour Board,
Lets say for example I am sick or have a cold sore. And I am on a date in which I would like to be kissed by the gentelman I am with. And casanova decides to go in for the kiss, how do I tell him I want his ham without actaully kissing so he doesn't get herpes?
"I want your ham" has earned a place among my list of Five Worst Things to Say Right Before Someone is Going to Kiss You. "I might give you herpes" is on it, too.
Back off a little, smile, say something like "Dang, I really wish I could kiss you, too. But I'm sick, right now, and I don't want to get you sick, too. Also, I have this deadly cold sore. Can I get a rain check?"
Just don't be surprised if he doesn't mind getting sick or a cold sore, too. Sometimes, it's worth it. Then again, you're the germaphobe, not him. Perhaps you should explain about that, instead of saying your reasons are a cold sore or a mild sickness. "I'm not sure I want to kiss you" generally has more clout than "you might not want to kiss me."
-songs of inexperience