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    Genital herpes and transmitting it to your children indirectly.
    An_247641 posted:
    Hi all,

    New to this forum, but looking for some advice and hope you can help.

    My wife and I both have genital herpes (HSV2). We have two children who are 1 and 3. Luckily both were born without contacting the disease.

    My question revolves around oral sex and transmission to our kids. If my wife and I perform oral sex on each other, can the genital herpes be transmitted to our children through kissing them?

    We take precautions like washing out hands and mouths afterward, but still have concerns.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thank you.
    elle0317 responded:
    You will not transmit this to your children through kissing. The virus is fairly delicate and would die once you wash your hands/mouth.

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