Most people don’t realize that it’s possible to spread HSV-1 to another person via oral sex, even when they don’t have a visible cold sore.A lot of people think oral sex is safe, and don’t use any sort of protection. Even when someone is not having any symptoms, it is still possible for them to spread herpes to their partner because the virus can be shedding from the surface of the skin without causing any sores or symptoms.If you use dental dams, then oral sex is safer too.– Bottom line – HSV-1 and HSV-2 cause pretty much the same symptoms and one is not better or worse type of herpes than the other.
Research suggests that women with genital herpes who aren’t showing symptoms run a 4 per cent risk of transmitting the virus to a male partner.In one research study, patients who took suppressive therapy shed the herpes virus only a fraction of a percent of the time.So combining suppressive therapy with proper and regular use of condoms is a very effective way to reduce your risk of spreading the virus to someone else genitally.We have 60,000 STD dating success stories, 120,000 daily conversations, 15,000 daily active members and 500 daily blog posts. You are not required to submit any information that would make you uncomfortable.
All your personal information can remain private and anonymous until you want to take things further.Most people with HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 got it from someone who wasn’t experiencing symptoms at the time, didn’t know they could spread it, and may not have even known that they had any form of herpes.