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totalregret

Wondering if sun triggers genital outbreaks? I understand it can trigger oral due to the sun hitting the lips directly. But, our genitals are covered (unless on a nude beach!) when out in the sun...

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PetiteGeekGirl

Darn great question. I myself have been unsuccessful thus far in finding the answer to this query!

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JBnATL

Yes over exposure to the sun can trigger genital outbreaks

It compromises your immune system and thus might let the little buggers out.

But everyone is different. I tan all the time and it never triggers one on me. Some get outbreaks by just walking outside.

Good luck!

JB

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PetiteGeekGirl

Thanks for the input, JB!

Yeah, for me the sun has always been no bueno, so it looks like more vampiric activities on this end, hahaha.

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Pura Vida

Yes. I can spend a day sailing, then look in the mirror that evening to see a sunburned face and within a day I'll have an outbreak. Sun block works to lengthen the time I can spend in the sun, but reflected sunlight intensifies the effect. I have not experienced this with windburn, but I would guess that anything that irritates a large area of skin will set it off.

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justmyself

I'm concerned with this also. I am going to Florida in two weeks and it will be my first time in the sun since acquiring this virus. I guess it will be like everything else so far, trial and error! If it hurts, don't do it! :)

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totalregret

pure vida, you have GH? which type? wondering if that makes a difference.

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