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alwaysalone

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alwaysalone

Honest simple question. I love to grapple and I go to a martial arts class for it. I was wondering if this is a bad idea or not. Can it be spread through my pants? This sounds dumb, but if you think about it we are rolling around sweating and fighting on the ground for 2 or 3 hours at a time.

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VVK

It depends on how much you sweat and how thick your pants are. If you have moist spots at your genital area or wherever else you are affected by HSV under your clothing, then it is possible for your opponent to be exposed to the virus. Now, I don't know how much crotch-to-crotch, hands-to-crotch, or face-to-crotch contact occurs in your martial arts, but the risk is very low overall unless you are sparring in the midst of an outbreak.

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tothefuture

My god we really all do have the worry bug!!!!

I understand all these questions and they show people are considering other which has to be a good thing. But honestly, worry can get in the way of LIVING.

When was the last time you heard someone worry about passing on oral herpes whilst doing martial arts?

I would just get on with it - and enjoy it.

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alwaysalone

i have genital herps. and i do worry, but these are some of my best friends i work out with. and we fight very hard. and no i dont sweat on my balls and there is nothing going down there that could get infected, but these guys are my family.

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VVK

Well then, in this case, I think that if you are covered up down there then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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tothefuture

Agreed.

Message too short - I've got to write something else!!!!!

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