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Old 04-27-2005, 10:24 PM   #1
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Is Oral Sex Safe With Genital Herpes?

I just can't seem to get a clear answer on this one. If I am receiving oral sex from a partner with genital herpes, am I putting myself at risk? Does the virus just run through the whole body in the saliva or is it just in the vaginal region? Please help before I take any chances.

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Old 04-28-2005, 06:26 AM   #2
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Re: Is Oral Sex Safe With Genital Herpes?

As long as your partner is sure they don't have type 1 or 2 orally, you are safe. The virus does not travel from genitals to your mouth via saliva. Now if you perform oral on your partner and they have genital h, you take the risk of contacting it orally yourself.Put it this way, you must come in contact with the area where your partner has H.Does this make sense?

Old 05-18-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: Is Oral Sex Safe With Genital Herpes?

I would like some further advice on this.

HSV-1 is commonly oral herpes
HSV-2 is commonly genital herpes

my bf and I have HSV-2, genital herpes. How likely is it if we are oral with eachother, that we would get HSV-2 orally?

I have OB's genitally and he does to, but so far no oral OB's. Are we at a high risk for this if we practice oral sex a lot?

Old 05-18-2005, 09:24 AM   #4
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Re: Is Oral Sex Safe With Genital Herpes?

You have pretty much no risk Tina. Both of you hsv-2 genitally and hence already have the antibodies. Hsv-2 is very rare as it is in the mouth region, so even is someone had hsv-2 genitally and someone who does not have it would preform oral on the positive person, the negative person would run a very very low risk of contracting it orally. Hsv-1 is much much easier to transmit to both the upper and lower region.

Old 05-18-2005, 12:12 PM   #5
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Re: Is Oral Sex Safe With Genital Herpes?

I agree with youandme....I've had HSV-2, for almost 2 yrs. now and my thrill-guy, has it there as well...Actually, he is the transmitter. Anyway, we have oral, very often and NEITHER one of us has passed it from the lower region to the upper region....I'm assuming that we both have the antibodies for it. So, it must be pretty hard to transmit, this H-crap.....Peace, -ShinyOrn

Old 07-31-2005, 02:29 AM   #6
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Re: Is Oral Sex Safe With Genital Herpes?

A guy recently preformed oral se on me and I have some bumps but I don't know if it's herpes. Is he at risk?

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