Cold sores & Herpes

sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
1. Do you have cold sores or herpes?

2. If you have a cold sore, do you remember not to have oral sex? (Since cold sores can turn into herpes when your mouth touches a person's genitals)

3. Do you treat your cold ... More
I don't have mouth herpes and I will do almost anything to avoid getting it
05/08/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
Neither I, nor my partners, have herpes (either type 1 or 2). No cold sores, no genital herpes.
05/08/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
i dont have herpes i never had a coldsore or anything
07/07/2012
yummyinmytummy yummyinmytummy
Do I have cold sores OR herpes?

Hate to brake it to you guys...cold sores ARE herpes. There are different types, but a cold sore on your lip can easily become herpes on someones genitals.

It's interesting the stigma that exists around herpes on gential, but not as much around herpes of the mouth.
07/28/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I don't get them, knock on wood.
07/28/2012
The Majikat The Majikat
thankfully nothing!
11/06/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Quote:
Originally posted by yummyinmytummy
Do I have cold sores OR herpes?

Hate to brake it to you guys...cold sores ARE herpes. There are different types, but a cold sore on your lip can easily become herpes on someones genitals.

It's interesting the stigma that exists ... More
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Probably more people would have genital herpes, had they not gotten oral "cold sores" at a young age.
11/06/2012
TexasBrat TexasBrat
Quote:
Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
You can read a lot more about my experiences with herpes in the article that I wrote for EdenCafe.

Living With Herpes

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Great article.
01/01/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
1. Do you have cold sores or herpes?

2. If you have a cold sore, do you remember not to have oral sex? (Since cold sores can turn into herpes when your mouth touches a person's genitals)

3. Do you treat your cold ... More
no cold sores or herpes here.
01/07/2013
xxSuzakuxx xxSuzakuxx
Nope dont have a cold sore thank the heavens
01/23/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
1. Do you have cold sores or herpes?

2. If you have a cold sore, do you remember not to have oral sex? (Since cold sores can turn into herpes when your mouth touches a person's genitals)

3. Do you treat your cold ... More
i dont get cold sores, i may have had one once in my life and i believe that i had a cold, i was a teenager but i wasnt even having sex at the time
01/23/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I don't have any herpes!
01/29/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
No herpes
01/29/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
What?! I can give her herpes from giving her a blow job if I have a cold sore?! I've made out with her a million times while having a cold sore outbreak and it's never given her a cold sore.
02/16/2013
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. My boyfriend gets them. He's spread the virus to me but it's living in my throat instead of the more normal lips. He does not give me oral sex when he's got a cold sore. I don't need sores on my genitals too.
05/28/2013
Paradoxica Paradoxica
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
cold sores ARE herpes. there are 2 types of the herpes virus, 1 and 2. one type (cant remember which, sorry) is more often found on the mouth, the other more often on the genitals, but they are both herpes.

and yes of course i'm careful ... More
Cold sores are herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1. I'm not sure of the stats for men, but 80-90% of women between 14-49 have the virus. HSV-2 is generally what causes genital herpes. 1 in 5 women have the virus. 85% do not know because they have no symptoms or the symptoms are extremely mild. HSV-1 can cause sores on the genitals (via oral sex), and type 2 can be transmitted to the mouth, but when this happens, recurrent outbreaks are less likely and symptoms tend to be less severe. Type 1 cannot turn into Type 2 and vice versa. Although there is a huge amount of social stigma around Type 2, the truth is, the viruses are nearly identical under a microscope, the symptoms are pretty much the same, and type can only be definitively diagnosed with testing. The main difference between them is their "site of preference" and that HSV-2 tends to have more outbreaks.
06/28/2013
Paradoxica Paradoxica
Quote:
Originally posted by FaerieLove
Both me and my partner suffer from cold sores. So we try to avoid kissing each other/oral sex when we have them. We use abreva which REALLY helps.
Also cool little fact,
If you have contracted one of the herpes strains you have a 45% chance ... More
The part about a 45% chance of not contracting the other strain is inaccurate. It used to be thought true, but more recent studies have indicated otherwise. It does seem, however, that having one reduces the severity of symptoms if a person contracts the other type as well.
06/28/2013
Paradoxica Paradoxica
Most people (at least 2/3, with many estimates of 85%) never know they have HSV 1 and/or 2. So, never having symptoms does not mean a person does not have it.

Although the virus stays with you for life, the good thing is that the first outbreak is usually the worse and they often dramatically decrease in frequency and intensity over time.
06/28/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I get cold sores when my immune system is run down, and once in reaction to sunburn. I really hate it, but I never perform oral sex until its healed, as I care about my sexual partners.
06/28/2013
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I don't get any of those types of outbreaks
06/28/2013
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