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Couples with Herpes?
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An_244375 posted:
I would like to get information for having a sexual relationship and just over general information on herpes. I haven't had it but a few days now and my boyfriend has had it for a year. I feel like I am in the dark on this information. Is there any books to read ?
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fcl responded:
You might find it useful to post this over on this exchange too:

http://exchanges.webmd.com/sexual-conditions-and-stds-exchange

I hope you get the information you're looking for!
There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
 
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missnya75 responded:
highly contagious. Most of the time genital herpes is usually all over the private area where condom does not cover. Be very careful.
 
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elle0317 replied to missnya75's response:
Sorry but it's not on the genitals 'most' of the time, it's more like 4-5% of the time. There are plenty of discordant couples, including my husband and I, who have been together for numerous years without transmission.

Also, if you read her entire post you would have noted that they both have genital herpes now, so the need to be careful is no longer needed.

To the OP: try the link FCL gave you, there are plenty of knowledgable people on that board on this subject.


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