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 Post subject: Oral Sex
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:23 pm 

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Location: Texas
Can a female transmit the virus to her negative lover during oral sex? is that riskier than having sex with a condom?
what if they kiss the spot you usually have a bump? And I understand the virus likes the back of the throat as well as the gentials.. seems very very risky if that's the case?
If you can't have oral sex with a -hsv partner why would you even bother??

Do women transmit the virus easier to man? seems like she could because she has more skin area, especially shaved. is it easier to transmit right after shaving the gentials?

Also, I understand that some people are "carriers" of the virus (meaning they transmit it much easier than others)... Is there a way besides giving it to someone that you can tell if you are a "carrier" ? for instance if you have some sort of immune sysytem disfunction does that make you more likely to transmit?

(lots of questions today.. lol, thanks)


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 Post subject: Re: Oral Sex
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:07 pm 

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Location: PA
no such thing as a carrier who transmits it easier to others.

you can transmit genital herpes to the oral area through oral sex but the overall risk is very low. daily suppressive therapy in the infected partner reduces the risk even more. if a couple is concerned, they can practice protected oral sex.

the spot you usually have recurrences at isn't any more risky than any other part of your anal/genital area.

betsy

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