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Old 11-10-2004, 07:13 AM   #1
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Question how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

My Dr. just told me you can shed at any given time with not knowing it...she told me at anytime during this unknown time If someone performed Oral sex on me (I have GH)..I could give it to them...

Is receiving oral sex out of the question for the rest of my life?

thanks!

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Old 11-10-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

Nice of your doctor to scare you! I have GH too. I have had it for I think 2 or 3 years now, I forget. Wasnt one of those days I wanted to remember I guess. Anyway, I have had guys that performed oral sex with NO PROBLEMS. I am on Valtrex 1g a day, they say that helps to "reduce" the chance of transmission, I dont know. My own personal feeling and I am not a dr by any means is that you shed at the very first sign of your symptoms, whether it be tingling, burning, whatever. For me it is a lot of pain in my legs. As soon as I feel soemthing, no sexual stuff period. And if Im not feeling 100% prefect, most of the time Ill pass. My husband also has GH and I give himoral sex and I have never had a sor on my mouth ever. Do reading and learn your body, I dont know how long you have had it, but as long as your symptoms are not present and if you are on supressive, I think the odds are in your favor.

 
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Old 11-10-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

Try to apply some peroxide on your genital. It gets bubbly for no reason, there is a good chance the virus is present. It does work for me. At least, keeps my thing virus free since H202 is antiseptic. SO, either way, what do you have to lose.

 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:45 PM   #4
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

Don't get nad just asking...so are you saying that you using h202 keeps any area that it is applied to h free??? I know folk get touchy about the whole "what works for me thing" and I am just honestly asking, so please don't take offense.

 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:46 PM   #5
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

Your doctor is correct. There is always a risk that you can spread your herpes from receiving oral. That is just a choice your partner will have to make if they are willing to risk it.

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Old 11-10-2004, 05:10 PM   #6
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

There is some risk, so they say, but I think it is next to nothing if you know your herpes, know your body, and know your symptoms--and, as Kierstyn said, don't have sex ual contact at the least sign of anything out of the ordinary. Of course, your partner has to be willing to take the risk.

 
Old 11-11-2004, 04:34 AM   #7
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

I'm trying to learn....I've only had now 2 outbreaks..the primary and this one with no bumps (thank God). I felt this one coming on....but when does the shedding end...how do you know when you are clear. one week/two weeks??I'm not taking Valtrex...so how do you know?

I'd kierstyn to help me out with any precautions to my partner either orally and genitally when you are done with sex...(we aren't practicing yet )because I care about him so much I'd hate to give it to him...

Many thanks!

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Old 11-11-2004, 11:35 AM   #8
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

We all have to look for works for me. I can tell you that H202 has been good for me. I am happy with the results.

 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:58 AM   #9
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Re: how do you know if you are shedding...is oral sex out of the question forever

You are clear after all the symptoms/sores have been gone completely for 3 days.

The way I do it is to avoid any sex if I feel anything weird. Sometimes this has meant that I haven't had sex because a cold is coming on! Oh, well; then he just doesn't get the cold.

Even though you can shed any time, you don't shed but a tiny percentage of the time. And even though they say it can be asymptomatic, this is so subjective that they really don't know. Who's to say if there are no symptoms, or if most people just ignore them, pass them off as muscle twinges or achiness because of a period, etc? I think the symptoms of shedding are subtle but noticeable if you're looking. However, since you haven't had h for long, it will probably take a while to recognize all your signs. Just be cautious, as you are, for a while. By the way, I've never been on meds. I think they mask symptoms. I like knowing for sure what's up and what I'm feeling.

 
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