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- This topic has 9 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago by Terri Warren.
June 18, 2022 at 4:19 pm #77783
Can you please explain the science behind why sperm isn’t a good carrier of hsv2? I mentioned in a post that a guy cummed on me & it dripped down towards my vagina.
A med student mentioned it can irritate the urethra (causing friction) then picking up virus as it comes out of penis (during shedding period or active sores).
What are the odds of it actually carrying the virus on the way out of the penis and infecting certain sites (like anus, vagina, etc). Is it possible? I’m paranoid as hell.
June 19, 2022 at 2:26 am #77792
There was a study looking for virus in semen done years ago in people who were HSV 2 positive. It was rarely found.
The likelihood that this person happened to have a lesion inside the urethra and then ejaculated and there was enough virus present to drip into your anus or vagina is just so very unlikely.
You were concerned that you couldn’t post and I was going to fix it but I see this now. it is all cleared up?
June 19, 2022 at 6:04 am #77796
Thank you for the quick resolution.
Another couple of things;
What if you’re making out with a guy and he rests his penis on your vagina area (no rubbing or friction) for a couple seconds during the make out session?
And what about if he spits on his finger, I wipe it off, it dries, and then a 30 seconds to a minute later he fingers me? I told
Him I don’t want the bacteria in my vagina.
Sorry for the annoying questions.
June 19, 2022 at 2:20 pm #77798
Also, regarding the last question you asked – would the male know/physically feel the “lesion” inside his urethra? Would it cause pain, itch, burn? Or they could feel nothing.
June 19, 2022 at 10:57 pm #77804
Lesions inside the urethra would cause considerable discomfort when urinating – acid urine passing over an open ulcer would be painful.
Resting a penis against a vagina is extremely unlikely to transmit herpes, as is your question about fingers. Neither is a realistic concern for transmission of HSV 2.
June 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm #77856
One last question regarding sperm and HSV:
Can the sperm coming out of a penis carry any traces of HSV2 during an asymptomatic shedding? I know we discussed the hypothetical situation of a sore being present – which you said was rare.
June 23, 2022 at 4:14 am #77857
Also regarding my question above, I found some articles saying they found HSV2 present in semen and that is is transmissible. Are these fake studies?
Obviously, you’re more involved with research but why are other medical websites stating the opposite?
June 28, 2022 at 11:11 pm #77887
They are fake studies, and it is possible that HSV 2 could be in semen, but it is not common. If you read the study, you can see that only 3% of samples had HSV 2 in them, so 97% of the time it is not in semen and in the samples that were positive for HSV 2, 6 of 8 were collected from men who were having an outbreak at the time. Your question was about sperm carrying virus without an outbreak (asymptomatic shedding). So in respect to the article by Dr. Corey, this means that out of 256 samples, only 2 were positive for virus when no outbreak was present. This is what I meant by “rare” in my response above.
July 1, 2022 at 2:13 pm #77962
Thank you for answering all my questions.
One more on this topic:
If HSV-2 happens to be in the sperm (during possibly asymptomatic shedding) is there enough of the virus in the sperm to be transmitted to the genital area?
Sorry I’m just paranoid because the guy I saw cummed all over my body (including genital area). So I am honestly freaking out Terri.
July 3, 2022 at 12:10 pm #77972
I have answered this as best I can and I will not answer any more questions on this topic. I’ve already given you my opinion. You did not get herpes from this encounter. I am closing this topic now.
- This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by Terri Warren.
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