Dating with cold sores
Genital HSV1 is usually contracted from receiving oral sex from a person who carries oral HSV1.Like oral HSV1, genital HSV1 is not usually very troublesome.Because HSV2 is usually genital, it tends to carry more social stigma than HSV1, Your bf told you he has had cold sores.To put this in perspective, probably around half of the people you have ever kissed carried oral HSV1, and if they didn't mention it it was either because they didn't know they carried it or they assumed it wasn't necessary to mention it. I guess I'm also a bit POed that he didn't tell me until a year after we started kissing.I remember 4 months ago I saw this crusty thing on his lip (the relationship is long distance so i see him once every 1-2 weeks so maybe that was a healing cold sore) and had I known he gets cold sores I wouldn't have kissed him since that is when its most contagious.
The other day, a friend made a nasty comment about herpes in front of me and then quickly apologized.If you would contemplate breaking up with your bf over this, then to be logical you should never kiss anyone who cannot produce a negative HSV test report!There is a myth that HSV can only be diagnosed from a swab from a sore but there is also a type-specific blood test that can detect HSV1 or HSV2 antibodies.If you have the antibodies, you have the infection. My ex broke out after an extended fellatio session, which is when she decided to inform me she had it.Same lame excuse "i got it when I was a kid" yeah right.