Re: Showering after oral sex
i may be in the minority here...
i DO think it would decrease the risk, but it would NOT eliminate the risk.
The herpes virus takes up to an hour to invade it's host cell, so soaps and alcohols are a good tool to prevent infection after exposure. Really though, I wouldn't take the chance and would stay away from oral sex with anyone with coldsores.
Mom to two HSV-1 survivors!