Where does male genital herpes shed from?
A man has gential herpes - when outbreaks occur, sores are localized on the crotch, behind the genitals, not on the penis or genitals.
We know from reading that gential herpes sufferers shed the virus up to 30% of th etime even when they are not having symptoms, so we should practice safe sex all the time.
But - where does this shedding occur?
At the site of the recurring sores only? If not, then for some radius from the site? Or the etnire gential area? And if it sheds from the body elsewhere than the site of the recurring sores, then does it shed from arms, legs, hands, face, torso?
I mean, where does it end?
The nub of the question being - unlike a woman where there's fluid to transport virus all over the place, is it safe to contact a man's privates directly in areas that do not have sores during recurring outbreaks?
Any pointers to any reliable literature on this precise subject would be appreciated.
Last edited by fred_rrrr; 08-14-2012 at 04:30 PM.