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Ok, im 19 and ive always had a history of getting cold sores. Well, lately ive realized that every time i give my boyfriend oral sex, either that night or the next morning i will have a cold sore on my mouth, or a canker sore on my tongue. Ive been with him 2 yrs. He was a virgin when i met him. He is 17 right now. He's been tested for STD's he doesnt have any, neither do i.
My question is, why is that happening? OR do you think its just a coincidence. because i mean EVERY SINGLE TIME i always end up with a sore. Just so you know he doesnt have any visible bumps anywhere around his genitals, and also he has never gotten the cold sore virus. So...what in your opinion do you think could be causing this. We also use no form of protection during oral sex. Please if you have any feedback. Let me know!! Thanks!!

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If you aren't using condoms during oral sex with him, especially when you have an active sore, you've put him at risk of contracting Herpes from you genitally. Let me make that clear agin: you have cold sores on your mouth, you have oral Herpes. Herpes is an STI.

And thing is, you don't have any way of knowing if he has contracted it or not, because a man can and may not yet have active or visible sores, and you can't test for it without one accurately. So, it is possible he does have it and you have been passing it back and forth.

I'd suggest talking to your doctor.

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