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December 22, 2022 at 9:24 am #79796Anxious51Participant
F, GHSV1, 4.5 mo out from primary OB
Generally, how does GHSV1 get transmitted genitally F to M? For this ?, presume shedding/contagious.
How does virus get into M? is it virus touching/sitting ON his skin Or does virus need to penetrate skin? If there are no breaks in skin how does this happen? (Realizing opening in penis/anus could be entry points) Is it microscopic breaks in skin that allows virus in? Does everyones skin have microscopic breaks? I have read you stating that thicker skin not allowing virus in so where are males more vulnerable in that boxer short area for transmission?
Do you think there are “safer” positions than others? I was thinking from behind might be better as less of a F would be mushing into a M?
Based on the theory that hand washing etc washes away virus, would sex in water offer any safety benefit or F wiping self down before intercourse/M washing up right after intercourse help?
You’ve stated you have seen someone once in your 35 yrs contract GHSV1 after having established OHSV1? How did it transmit? Oral or Intercourse? I have seen a few people in this forum say that they have had this happen now am wondering if an existing oral infection, combined w meds and condoms are enough to keep partner safe? Thoughts?
What about if M partner has no history of oral? Are meds and condoms enough to keep low risk? And any percentage? i saw HSV2 there was a 4% risk of F to M transmission. Do you think same for HSV1?
knowing that we dont know when we shed, so for this , pretend no shedding and no OB, is someone contagious? Is it safe to say no shedding, no OB you cant spread this?
When we sneeze, virus doesnt live outside body for long. is same true for GHSV1 shedding? Explain it to me? Does virus microscopically ooze from boxer short area and then dissipate or does it live inside vagina/boxer short area until shedding is over?
Thank you, I am struggling beyond words w this… hopeful education will help me.
December 27, 2022 at 7:59 am #79828Terri WarrenKeymaster
The genital skin is thin enough to allow virus to enter with an obvious break in the skin
I don’t think there are safer positions to avoid transmission, no
Once you have HSV 1 in one location, it would be rare to get it in a new location, correct. How it happens at all is not clear to me.
If you take daily antiviral meds and your partner uses condoms, I think transmission is incredibly unlikely;.
You cannot know when viral shedding is happening – that’s the issue – it can be without symptoms.
shedding happens when virus leaves the genital skin and either goes into the clothing or into another person.
You may be worrying too much about transmission here – it is rare and shedding is decreasing over time for sure.
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