Yes it is all fine, you cannot autoinnoculate yourself. No need for concerns on that. As mentioned, hundreds of people have been here with the same query but it has not happened to a single person I can recall.
can I spread it to myself if i currently dont have a cold sore and i havent had one in like a month? lets say i were to just touch my lips and then another object and then that object were to touch my private area, could i then spread it? at least what is the likelihood that ill reinfect myself, thank you for answering my initial question. ive only had coldsores for about 4 months, is that enough time to have an immune defense against autoinoculation?
I think part of what is going on for you if the stress that you are causing yourself because he wouldn't have constant headaches purely from the herpes. And it's important to note that not everyone has severe symptoms so if you pass it on to someone they might not even have any symptoms which a lot of people don't because if they have a really strong immune system and positive attitude towards it it really doesn't affect your life. And if a person has oral HSV 1 anyway they have some immunity and if they caught it they would probably have no symptoms and there are many people with HSV 1.
I have been on this website for 7 years and have met thousands of Herpsters and I know that autoinoculation is a common fear, but please believe that it really never happens.
Even if you did pass hsv2 to your mouth you will probably never have another outbreak and it is almost impossible for you to give it to someone else from that location.
You WILL be ok, please believe that.
I just have to say to both of you, thank the stars we found this site! I honestly don't know how I'd be coping these last few days if it wasn't for it. Sounds like we all have had pretty unpleasant visits with the doc and had to forge our own way to get information that can empower us with this, which in itself is appalling. When I get angry, it's not at the HSV, but at the healthcare system and stigma of STD's. And I fell into that trap before being diagnosed; judging others without even realizing it. But what a damn fool I was. We aren't bad people for having sex. We aren't bad people for getting dealt a shitty hand in life. I don't know, I guess I've had a bit of a wake up call as they say.. I don't want people like us to have to keep hidden away in the shadows. It's not fair. Does that make sense?