Yeah. I have oral herpes and have been with my girlfriend for 6 months.
We did not use protection because we were both negative for STIs (got tested for gonorrhea, claymidia, HIV/AIDS, etc). Due to getting infected with HSV-1 when a child and only being told it was a common cold sore (nothing to worry about), I had no idea it was a sexually transmitted disease and am now worried about passing it onto my girlfriend genitally. I have not been with anybody else and having this Virus makes me feel very dirty.
How likely is it that one of us has HSV-1 genitally? my girlfriend has kissed multiple people (exes) who also have the same thing as me, and she has kissed her mother WHEN she was having an outbreak. She has tested for herpes before we got together and she tested negative for the Virus.
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HSV-1 can be transmitted to the genitals. And now that you know you have HSV-1, the thing to do is to start using protection.
As was already explained in another thread, you can use dental dams for protection during oral sex. Dental dams can be a bit hard to find, but Vero suggested an awesome store in your other threads, you can also look for them online. If you can't find them at all, seran wrap or a condom that you cut open will do the trick, too.
And, of course, you two will want to get tested for STIs regularly.
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