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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

My bf and I are both HSV2 positive. If I have a symptom such as a cut or spot etc and we have sex, will this trigger his hsv? Vice versa. I’ve noticed that he seems to get symptoms after and so do I but not sure if it’s because of this. When we use condoms I don’t feel any symptoms after 

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This could be friction related which can sometimes stress the skin and cause an easier area for an outbreak.  

Try using a good lube and see if that helps.  

But to answer your direct question the source of the outbreak is internal not from a transfer between you and him.  

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