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dreamer321

Sex and outbreaks?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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