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Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are both HSV2 positive. He's never had an outbreak. I've had 2. We were diagnosed this summer (when we had only been together a short time - thank goodness he's AMAZING!) and our sex life has not slowed down! My question is, if we both have the same type of HSV, is it ok to have sex during or close after an outbreak? We've avoided doing this if it's painful, but after my 2nd outbreak, we didn't wait the week or whatever you are supposed to wait after an outbreak. Is this bad? Also, what are the risks with oral sex if we both have the same type of herpes? Is it ok for us to do this?

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Beats me. Since I found out last month my boyfriend and I hadn't had intercourse.I'm not really in the mood for it anyway, but I've at least been keeping him satisfied, which in turn keeps me satisfied. Out break or no outbreak, I'm keeping my pants on at all times. Call me crazy, but I don't care, I'm finding my joy and intimacy in just spending time with him, snuggling and truly enjoying each other.

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My bf and I both have GHSV2. We don't have sex only if it hurts me. Other than that, he performs oral on me and we have intercourse anytime we want.

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There is a slight chance you can transfer it to your mouth

through oral sex. However since you both have the same strain, you already have antibodies that will decrease the risk. However, there will always be a slight chance you can do this.

Good luck!


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      I agree your post was very well written. I think I was speaking from more of a GHSV1 perspective as it relates to the oral virus so many carry and spread.   I too, before being diagnosed, was small minded and ignorat about herpes. But I believe it had to do with the way I was brought up. Looking back now I want to say it was because of my experience in college. I went to ASU, we are absolutely known for partying and STI’s. I was heavily involved in Greek life, and bascially if one person found out you had herpes your life was changed  socially and romantically. You were the girl/ guy on campus with herpes. A bunch of little 18-22 year old shits who didn’t give a flying F if you said HSV1 or HSV2. It was herpes. That’s all they were known for. Surrounding schools found out and people from your hometown found out. Maybe my generation sucks but that’s extremely sickening to witness and go through.  I now work in marketing with a bunch of people my age and older. There is a guy who disclosed and was open about herpes to a lot of us in the office and again, he was just known as the herpes guy. And no, not by me but grown adults with real jobs and education. Most likely those adults statistically had some strain of it too. But again these are my experiences. I know they are wrong now but who knows when the rest of the world will catch up.
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      But don’t you have an oral HSV-1 infection? Condoms don’t protect against that?
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