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ActiveButConcern

I am in the practice of immediately applying Hydrogen Peroxide to my genitals after oral sex and then I wash with hot water and soap. How much have I decrease my odds of contracting Herpes?

What is the ball park time frame I should wash up after receiving oral sex?

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OneDream

Good Question

that a good question, and i would really like to know if you find out. i asked my doc about the soap and water but she just shook her head.

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kcincali

activebutconcern...

i sadly know the answer to your inquiry...

you arent preventing anything disease-wise by washing or peroxiding your genitals after sexual encounters (be them oral or otherwise). the problem is your skin is like a sponge, upon contact the virus is absorbed through the skin and into your bloodstream. this is not a minute, ten minute, thirty minute, hour long process...this is immediate. the only thing you can do prevention wise is use a condom (bad as that sucks to hear), and if the other partner is in fact infected and taking daily medication:

your risk of contraction is cut down by 48% if the other partner has herpes and is taking valtrex daily. use of a condom cuts down your odds by 50%. soap, water, peroxide...0%.

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