In iZombie, it is discovered that zombieism is transfered by body fluids and that virus is so extreme that even condoms can't stop it.

I have two questions

  • Why saliva does not count (there are cases of humans and zombies kissing)?
  • There are married couples where only one of them is a zombie and it seems unprobable that these couples don't do sex. So how come only one of them is a zombie?

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Logically a male zombie should not be able to have sex but since we are already ignoring that.

While there is no explanation in canon at the moment we can only assume that saliva contains a very very small viral load requiring an actual bite and direct access to the blood stream to infect, it is also possible that zombie saliva contains an enzyme that inhibits the virus again making a massive infusion required for infection.

As to the only one pair of a married couple being a zombie, just because your married doesnt mean your having sex

  • Not just male zombies. :)
    – Adamant
    Jan 14, 2018 at 4:40
  • Why are we ignoring that? I am in the second season so information about condoms is not public knowledge.
    – doomista
    Jan 14, 2018 at 12:27
  • Also is there only one confirmed married couple? I thought there were at least two to three confirmed and who knows how many unknown. I should rewatch some episodes probably.
    – doomista
    Jan 14, 2018 at 12:33

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