My partner and I are now in a sexual relationship following long term monogamous relationships. After a couple of weeks of sexual activity, including oral sex, I experienced a severe outbreak confirmed as HSV-1. He has history of cold sores, maybe one a year, but his prior partner of many years never had an outbreak or HSV-1 symptoms. Once my current outbreak and symptoms are gone, can we engage is oral sex without concern or will oral sex likely result in another outbreak?
Yes, what’s done is done. You can have oral sex whenever you wish. People with recurrent cold sores shed on about 26% of days evaluated. I think most people don’t know that. And just because his previous partner did not have symptoms does not mean she is not infected.
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