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Oral HSV has been around forever, guys have been shaving with razors forever, and 50% of guys have Oral HSV. Seems like shaving on a regular basis would spread it all over the beard area, cheeks, neck... especially when using a razor. So why don't guys spread more oral HSV sores around their face from shaving? Why don't we see guys with HSV sores all over their faces and neck?

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i dont get oral outbreaks - alltho everly little tingle spot or pimple near my mouth nose or eyes sends me into panic stations..

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I would assume that it is a little harder to spread than one would think.

You are right , I have oral HSV-1 and I shave everyday. Lips are my only problem. This has been since I was 25. I am 41 now. The body puts up a good fight after initial infection and probably takes care of most secondary sites.

Disclaimer!!! I am not a medical doctor but I did stay at a Holiday in Express last night:D


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A lot of people are only affected on the lips or inside the mouth, etc. So shaving and not touching the lips would not spread it. It would also have to be in its active shedding stage or visible outbreak to spread so that also lessens it....and last, but not least....most people who have severe herpes outbreaks on their faces do not go out in public as much as possible while having such horrible outbreaks for fear and embarassement. Same goes for really nasty cold sores on peoples lips or other highly visible areas. Ive never even seen someone with anything on their face other than a tiny dot of a cold sore on like 2 random people in my whole life, but yet there are millions who have herpes so it has to be due to people wanting to limit their time being out around the general public as much as possible to avoid the stares and feeling gross and embarassed if they have such severe cases...common feelings when you have this crap and everyone can see it, right?

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