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I'm considering getting intimate with a man that has herpes. He hasn't had an outbreak in some time and is taking meds. I know to use latex condoms, etc. What if I want to perform oral sex on him - am I putting myself more at risk? Should I only consider oral sex with a flavored condom on him? Advice????? :?:

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You can have oral sex with him and if hes shedding the virus when you preform you will get herpes on your mouth.... Once it's in your system the virus will start to appear in your genitalia... If you preform oral on him with a condom your chances of getting the virus reduce however if he's shedding outside the area of protection you can get infected...


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Guest Anonymous

is that really true? just because you get it on your mouth and its in your system i don't think you automatically will get it in the genital area. it can't jump from body part to body part spontaniously like that. it would have to be transmitted to the genital area from secreations or shedding from an infected area.

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just because you get it on your mouth and its in your system i don't think you automatically will get it in the genital area. it can't jump from body part to body part spontaniously like that. it would have to be transmitted to the genital area from secreations or shedding from an infected area.

This was my understanding. Perhaps I've been wrong but I was always of the understanding (which I thought I had been well justified by research) that the only way to get genital hsv was to come into contact with the virus with your genitals. I don't think an hsv infection in the mouth area will travel to cause outbreaks in teh genitals unless you transfer it with your hand, or some other means from the outside of your body.

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No, if you perform oral sex with your partner and he is shedding you will get HSV on your mouth- not on your genitals unless your partner is shedding while you have sex with a condom or without.

The skin has to come into contact with the infected skin. Once it's in your body it doesn't jump from one area to another. It stays within those nerve cells from your spine. Two different nerve cells work your mouth and your genital area.

You however can have HSV2 and have it around the mouth. You can have HSV1 and have it around your genitals. If you are infected genitally you will not have it of the mouth unless you touch yourself and then your mouth.

Hope this makes since.


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hi. i know these emails were posted a while ago but i just read them and must reply. as far as i know, and i have read everything i could find on herpes and how it spreads, it must be direct contact with a sore or infected area. in other words, you can not come into contact with it by mouth and have sores magically appear on your genitals.

what bothers me is that this kind of thing is exactly how misinformation spreads and panic ensues. please, please know what you are talking about before scaring people to death and spreading untruths. if you don't know, simply say "i don't know".

thank you. ShyR

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Yes, I agree. This one poster in particular, poses as a an all knowing all caring individual, he answers posts with authority, but many of his answers are WRONG! And when one forum member questioned his knowledge base, he claimed he learned it all from a friend who has herpes, and three doctors he talked to. Oh. :shock: THREE whole doctors??? I think they should boot people who post wrong answers like that. :roll:

Please go to herpes.com for basic facts on transmission http://herpes.com/Transmission.shtml and especially read the article on HSV 1 and HSV 2. http://www.racoon.com/herpes/main/hsv1-2.html


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My advice to everyone is that this is a place to share information and learn from each other - read all you can - learn from ppls experiences, share your own - even doctors give out wrong info - they are human and only know what they have learned from other humans....

No one person should be responsible for someone else's decisions - and keep in mind, some sites just list answers that a human typed -

Gather info and make informative decisions for yourself. :!:

I agree that Rich's comment above was incorrect ACCORDING TO MY RESEARCH AND OPINION, however he has alot of knowledge that is dead on - isn't it great that we can help him correct his beliefs about this as his sharing helps us?

Thats what we are all here for - not one person - all of us - keep learning everybody - if someone knew it all about HSV there would be a cure.

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