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I am a male with herpes and I was wondering if I could pass it to someone threw oral sex. I know if their is genital contact you can spread it. I know if someone goes down on me they can cotract it. I was just wondering if it could happen vice versa.

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I am a male with herpes and I was wondering if I could pass it to someone threw oral sex. I know if their is genital contact you can spread it. I know if someone goes down on me they can cotract it. I was just wondering if it could happen vice versa.

not unless you have oral hepres,

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CuriousCat

Hey Joe,

Yeh, you can infect someone through oral sex if you have a coldsore blister at the time. Best to avoid kissing of any kind when you have a blister. There is some scientific evidence to suggest that we may also have the virus present in our saliva when we DO NOT have a blister, through a process they call 'shedding', but from what I understand this is usually in the days leading up to and directly after an outbreak of a blister. So if you think you might have a blister starting, don't kiss anybody, anywhere. And it's probably best to wait until a few days after you think your blister has healed, just to make sure it definately has. I know it can be a pain in the ass, but it's better than feeling the shame and regret in knowing that you have infected someone else by accident.

Hope this helps mate.

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Sophie D.

Always a risk...

There is some scientific evidence to suggest that we may also have the virus present in our saliva when we DO NOT have a blister, through a process they call 'shedding', but from what I understand this is usually in the days leading up to and directly after an outbreak of a blister.

Hi CuriousCat,

I know you meant well, but some of your information is misleading. If you have oral or genital herpes there is always a risk that you can spread it to someone else. It does not matter whether you have an outbreak or coldsore or if it has been 6 months since your last outbreak.

The old school thought was that you could only spread HSV when having an outbreak or immediately before/after.

Now we know that people shed virus throughout the year ("asymptomatic shedding"), outbreaks or not.

The rate of asymptomatic viral shedding is anywhere from 1-20% for any one day, depending on what type of HSV and where located. But because one can never know if they are shedding virus on a certain day then one must always take precautions.

Yes, it is more likely to spread/catch HSV during and right before/after an OB.

SEE LINK BELOW

http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/viral_shedding.htm

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seekinganswers

I contracted HSV2 by receiving oral sex from an infected person.

I was not aware of the significance of the "tingling sensation" during the weeks following my exposure, but I am now (of course).

He had no visible cold sores, and I had no contact with his genital area (during that exposure period).

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