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Old 11-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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boyfriend with HSV2, question about oral sex

I've been with him for four yrs now. I get tested annually and am still negative. We are very careful and use condoms always. He's on valtrex and has outbreaks maybe once a year, if even that often.

My question is about oral sex. We have stayed away from this so far. Four years! I'm just tired of having all these precautions.
What are the chances of getting HSV2 orally? My dr just tells me there's always a chance..but are we supposed to just never have oral sex b/c of that?

We're planning on getting married soon and I know I'll eventually get it, and I'm ok with that. Of course I'd rather not have it on my face...

Sorry for the ranting...I'm just frustrated.
Any advice from someone dealing with the same situation??

 
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Re: boyfriend with HSV2, question about oral sex

Hi,
Like your doctor said the risk is there. Unfortunately we can't say if you will get it and if you do you will have frequent outbreaks, this is something you will just have to be ok with if it does happen. Also, have you tried flavored condoms? Not as great as doing it without but at least it is something in the meantime until your comfortable and want to do it without. Since your partner is on suppressive therapy the risk is definitely lessened.
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