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If a male person with GHSV2 is in a pool (private of course) and another individual performs oral sex on him, what is the likelihood of asymptomatic transmission?   Wilson? 

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WilsoInAus
19 minutes ago, JHenry said:

If a male person with GHSV2 is in a pool (private of course) and another individual performs oral sex on him, what is the likelihood of asymptomatic transmission?   Wilson? 

Same as in the bedroom!

thats a 1 in 10,000 style event unless the giver has HSV-1 then the odds are smaller again.

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JHenry
2 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Same as in the bedroom!

thats a 1 in 10,000 style event unless the giver has HSV-1 then the odds are smaller again.

Thanks Wilson,....  1 chance in 10,000?  Would I be safe in saying “highly, highly, highly unlikely”?  I believe I remember reading once  “oral HSV2 is very, very rare”, true? 

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3 minutes ago, JHenry said:

Thanks Wilson,....  1 chance in 10,000?  Would I be safe in saying “highly, highly, highly unlikely”?  I believe I remember reading once  “oral HSV2 is very, very rare”, true? 

It is all true, for a few reasons:

genital to oral isn’t an overly efficient means of transmission (as opposed to kissing and oral to genital)

the mouth has better defences than genitals

HSV-2 isn’t as tuned to the type of nerves in the oral region

a lot of people have oral HSV-1 that ‘crowds out’ the chances of a HSV-2 infection somewhat.

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2 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

It is all true, for a few reasons:

genital to oral isn’t an overly efficient means of transmission (as opposed to kissing and oral to genital)

the mouth has better defences than genitals

HSV-2 isn’t as tuned to the type of nerves in the oral region

a lot of people have oral HSV-1 that ‘crowds out’ the chances of a HSV-2 infection somewhat.

Thanks Wilson, your knowledge and support is appreciated.  

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4 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

It is all true, for a few reasons:

genital to oral isn’t an overly efficient means of transmission (as opposed to kissing and oral to genital)

the mouth has better defences than genitals

HSV-2 isn’t as tuned to the type of nerves in the oral region

a lot of people have oral HSV-1 that ‘crowds out’ the chances of a HSV-2 infection somewhat.

I was thinking the treated water in the pool might act as a “defense” from transmission as well?

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13 minutes ago, JHenry said:

I was thinking the treated water in the pool might act as a “defense” from transmission as well?

It might do that, not sure. As it takes the rubbing for transmission to occur in any event that might exclude the environment be it air or water from being a factor.

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