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Coldsore herpes?!

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Pouchoflove

Is a coldsore herpes? I'm still not sure on the clarification of it!

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Pouchoflove

HSV 1 is not sexually transmitted while HSV 2 is right?

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SiameseDream

Nope they're bot sexually transmitted...actually HSV1 oral is a little worse because it can be spread through sharing drinks, chapstick, or just plain kissing.

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chilla

oral sex n kissin

If someone has a coldsore or is shedding the virus peforms oral sex on someone they can give them genital herpes and if they kiss someone they can give them oral herpes. So coldsores(herpes) are spread sexually and non-sexually...which is why most ppl have it.

Both types (1&2) can be oral or genital

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coldsoresRtheworse

whenever i read the question : "Are cold sores herpes"? i always hope the reply is "no, not at all". :(

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chilla

i hear ya

whenever i read the question : "Are cold sores herpes"? i always hope the reply is "no, not at all". :(

I feel the same way about the coldsores on my "happy place" lol

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