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Jessross52012

Anyone had sex while on an outbreak of partner has same virus?

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Jessross52012

My boyfriend and I both have HSV-1. He has cold sores and I have it genitally. I am currently going through a recurrent outbreak that has lasted 4 weeks. We desperately want to have sex again. I’m to the point of where I’m about to just do it because we both have the same virus type. My concern is causing the prolonging of my healing process. Has anyone had sex while on an outbreak? 

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PositiveBear99

I have but we both have the same virus genitally. But Since you're boyfriend has the virus already, he'll have a defence against getting it in a different location. Also HSV1 doesn't like the genital area so chance of him getting it are super slim. Just wear condoms if you're concerned but I honestly think you're more than fine to do it. As for healing, I was on valtrex while we were doing the deed and it healed after 2 days after the act. So I think you should be fine if you're taking something! Hope that helps! X

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