How to bring this up?

I am currently seeing a guy I really like but we aren’t official or anything. He knows that I am Celiac (gluten allergy that I will never grow out of) and is very careful about eating out and things like that. He knows that I can get sick easily but I have been reading that if someone who has ingested gluten kisses you, you can and will get sick. I’ve seen it happen first hand to my best friend who is Celiac as well. He and I are getting to that point and I’ve been able to avoid it up until now but it’s becoming almost impossible. I do want to kiss him (he is not Celiac) but if he had eaten something earlier I can still get sick. How do I bring this up to him without sounding like an high maintenance chick? He doesn’t mind me being Celiac but I can tell that it sort of bothers him and I don’t want to keep throwing these things at him to the point that he gets fed up and says forget it.

4 thoughts on “How to bring this up?

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at
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    Well, you have to tell him sooner or later. Your health is at risk! Just ease it in casually. Something along the lines of, “Look, I like you, but I can’t avoid this problem.” Something like that.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at
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    I think you need more information regarding this . Talk to your Doctor or Nurse . Look on the net and get good sound advice .

  • Thursday, December 15, 2011 at
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    Tell him to brush his teeth. Maybe try searching online for something that explains what it is and having him read about it. I understand what you have to go through my dad has really bad Celiac and I have something called PCOS. It’s something you were born with that affects your health if he can’t understand that then he’s not worth you’re time.

  • Thursday, December 15, 2011 at
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    Not everyone will react from kissing their partner because everyone’s level of sensitivity is different. If he brushes his teeth and waits about 20 minutes, you should be good to go.

    Additionally, you should know that celiac disease is not an allergy to gluten, it’s an autoimmune disorder. Some people with celiac disease may be allergic to gluten, but that’s the definition of celiac disease.

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