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ReneeSuicide
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I have recurring old sores
and canker sores, i have since i was like
12.


When i give oral to my boyfriend, will he get them
on his genitals if we weren't to use protection?

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Cold sores are oral herpes. Canker sores are not: those are mouth injuries.

If you have oral herpes, then yes: partners are at risk, so you want to absolutely practice safer sex, particularly if you have an outbreak or one coming on. You can also transfer oral herpes by kissing, so just be cautious, again, during outbreaks.

Herpes can still be transmitted without outbreaks, but it's much less common. You can also talk to your doctor about suppression medications that will make your outbreaks far less frequent, and should be sure to let your boyfriend know that that is a risk he's taking.

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so it's possible to give him genital herpes
with my type 1 mouth coldsore..thingy..herpes?
:|


cause ive already given him oral a few times
unprotected

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