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HSV 1 and Oral sex
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tlewis12 posted:
I have had HSV 1 genitally for two years. Although I have never had outbreaks on my mouth I have performed oral sex on someone who also had HSV 1 genitally (not during the time of an outbreak). What are my chances of having HSV orally? Its so confusing as far as shedding. I am in a relationship now with someone who doesnt have it and we just wanted to know if I could have it orally because I have performed oral sex on someone with it before (on several ocassions).
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betsyo1967 responded:
once you have herpes on one body part, it protects you from contracting it on another body part. Not 100%, but it's up there.

it's not likely you'd contract hsv1 orally from performing oral sex on someone with it genitally anyways. it rarely sheds to be transmitted no matter what the sex act.
Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)


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