New research suggests monkeypox is a sexually-transmitted disease that, instead of being spread through skin-to-skin contact, is actually spread via seminal fluids (semen) and anal sex.If monkeypox is spread through sexual contact, why have at least eight young children in the United States contracted the STD?

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NBC News came out and admitted what many have long suspected about the new monkeypox outbreak: that it’s spread through sex between gay men.

In an article Wednesday, NBC reported new research suggests monkeypox is a sexually-transmitted venereal disease that, instead of being spread through skin to skin contact, is actually spread via seminal fluids (semen) and anal sex.

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Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.

Now, however, an expanding cadre of experts has come to believe that sex between men itself — both anal as well as oral intercourse — is likely the main driver of global monkeypox transmission. The skin contact that comes with sex, these experts say, is probably much less of a risk factor.

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NBC goes on to cite a University of Chicago Sexual Wellness Clinic researcher who confirmed the virus, which causes rashes and lesions on the skin, is spread via semen.

“A growing body of evidence supports that sexual transmission, particularly through seminal fluids, is occurring with the current MPX outbreak,” said Dr. Aniruddha Hazra, medical director of the University of Chicago Sexual Wellness Clinic, referring to monkeypox and to recent studies that found the virus in semen.

Likewise, NBC also cites other scientists, Drs. Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz and Jeffrey D. Klausner, who recently published a research paper coming to the same conclusion.

“It looks very clear to us that this is an infection that is transmitting sexually the vast majority of the time,” Allan-Blitz told NBC News.

In the conclusion to their research paper, Allan-Blitz and Klausner wrote: “The transmission dynamics of human monkeypox, at least across the United States and Europe, appears to be highly consistent with a sexually transmitted infection.”

The question then remains: if monkeypox is spread through sexual contact, why have at least eight young children in the United States contracted the STD?

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