Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
dreamer321

Sex and outbreaks?

Recommended Posts

dreamer321

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PicadillyPeaCoat

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
justmyself

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JBnATL

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!

JB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      67,690
    • Total Posts
      450,820
  • Posts

    • Cas9
      Ridiculous comment. They know a lot about herpes. And they know enough to be aware that the virus hides/resides in the neurons, not the blood. It amazes me how ridiculous some of the comments are on this forum. People actually thinking that simply purifying your blood and liver is a cure (or therapy) for herpes. Boy those scientists must be the dumbest people on the planet for them not to have known that [sarcasm]. Give me a friggin break!
    • Mrspinkk
      I believe there will be a cure for a gun and I do not want to lose my faith
    • Mrspinkk
      What do you think about ahcc? It is used in the treatment of HPV and increases immunity. Can it also prevent hsv? because increasing immunity will reduce recurrences. can it work? sorry for the spelling mistakes because it is not an anthropology
    • Freefalling87
      Bleh, been a little over a month since I posted this and still having the burning pain since April. Will I ever feel normal down below again without taking meds for nerve pain?  
    • Freefalling87
      Although I am male, I have nerve pain down below as well. Instead of my leg, it is actually in my scrotum. I contracted this virus last year in December 2017. My initial outbreak was in my throat, nothing down below at all. Test in January confirmed that I had HSV-2; tested looking for IGG antibodies which were at 23. In April, I believe i had a very minor outbreak with just one spot that may have been a blister in my groin. Although there was no pain, I was afraid that it would get worse so I decided to take my valtrex for 5 days (the spot disappeared within 3 days). Two days after I stopped valtrex, the nerve pain came about and was in both of my inner thighs and my scrotum. From that moment on, the nerve pain moved from the thighs and stayed only in my scrotum and has persisted daily ever since.  My nerve pain is constant; not in the sense of 24/7 non stop, but on and off throughout the day, every day. So in essence, I'm in the same boat with you where I don't have any visible symptoms (no redness though in my case), but have the constant burning sensation. I will admit, hearing your story and knowing that this has persisted for you for over 16 years is kind of disheartening to me. I keep telling myself that because I am still new to this virus, my body is still getting use to it and that after the first year one day the nerve pain will stop completely. Now I am not so sure. 
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.