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hullaballoo

I'm a bisexual woman and may have (only have had a 'guess' / diagnosis from a nurse, so far) genital herpes. I more than likely have caught it from my only male sexual partner a couple of months ago. I am more often involved with women and wanted to know what precautions I have to take when having sex with a woman? I read somewhere that it is very rare for someone to contract genital herpes when giving oral to someone who has it, or fingering someone who has it. If this is the case, is lesbian sex pretty safe for someone with herpes? I know no sex is 100% safe from std transmission... but the odds make it seem less likely... right?

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WarriorKing

There is another lady on here often that is a lesbian. I will private message you. She might not see your post.

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elmerette

hey hullaballoo,

I think I'm the lesbian that Mr. was telling you about, feel free to private message me...I will answer any and all questions you have about herpes/lesbians/sex....

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lbl0123

Hi elmerette,

I am a lesbian who just began dating a woman with HSV-2. I was fairly knowledgeable before this experience and of course did more research after learning about her condition. I would love to ask you some questions. You seem to be very knowledgeable, open, and understanding.

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democm11

Hi,

I am new to the site. I'm a 21 year old lesbian and i just found out about an hour ago that i have HSV-1...

I am in a relationship with a girl, who I think is not effected. I am really very much so im shock...

I was hoping someone could help me out a bit and educate me as to how to proceed and go about life now that I have Hsv-1.

I certainly don't want to infect my gf... can we no longer kiss? is everything else off limits too?

anything would be really really helpful... thank you in advance...

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WarriorKing
Hi,

I am new to the site. I'm a 21 year old lesbian and i just found out about an hour ago that i have HSV-1...

I am in a relationship with a girl, who I think is not effected. I am really very much so im shock...

I was hoping someone could help me out a bit and educate me as to how to proceed and go about life now that I have Hsv-1.

I certainly don't want to infect my gf... can we no longer kiss? is everything else off limits too?

anything would be really really helpful... thank you in advance...

Be sure to learn a lot from this site. Over 70 percent of people have HSV1. It is extremely common. Your girlfriend can also get a blood test, she may also have it already, and either one of you could have had this since childhood.

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democm11

thank you very much for your prompt response.

I'll be sure to look around and try to learn.

is there anything i can actively do to prevent from an OB?

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WarriorKing

Pump up your immune system with eating right, sleeping, exercising and reducing stress. There are things you will read about on this site like lysine that can help prevent. And there are also a few drugs that can suppress outbreaks.

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