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 Post subject: HSV2 and oral sex
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:07 am 

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My girlfriend tested positive for HSV2, I did not, so I have a few questions about protecting myself while still having an active sex life. I have cold sores (HSV1) on my lips a couple time a year. I know about using condoms , but was wondering since I have HSV1 can I perform oral without using one of those dams and not get HSV2


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:43 am 

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it's totally up to you and your gf what precautions you want to take. You can get hsv2 orally or genitally ( or both places ). the risk is smaller of contracting it orally but it can happen.

is your gf on daily suppressive therapy to lower your risk over all?

did she have an ob or did she just get a blood test screening done?

betsy

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 Post subject: Re: HSV2 and oral sex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:34 pm 

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It's incredibly unlikely that you'd transmit hsv2 by kissing. not many folks have it orally to begin with and those who do, it sheds very infrequently so the odds of transmission from oral to oral with hsv2 is incredibly low.

you probably want to limit yourself to replying to post that are only a few weeks old or less. most folks do not come back to see replies months/years later. thanks!

betsy

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