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July 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm in reply to: sexual intimacy without intercourse or oral stimulation for the female #74316
thanks for the info on female condoms. I checked the site and ordered some. I had stopped taking Valacylovir 1 gram ( tab split to be taken BID for 5 days when outbreak occurred) a few years ago since I did not have many outbreaks to none and my sexual activity was nil. I have an appt with my PCP in a couple of weeks and will request taking it on daily basis to decrease shedding and hopefully outbreaks. As I mentioned in prior writings that I have been fortunate to not have any outbreaks in some time, though did have two the end of last year, one in Jan and one last week. given my current relationship, I want to the antiviral on board and use the female condoms if he is agreeable once he sees how they work. And if not with this partner, I will have the information for the next one. thanks again for the information.May 7, 2021 at 3:38 pm in reply to: sexual intimacy without intercourse or oral stimulation for the female #73458
after discussing the use of female condom and antiviral, my partner stated that he has a visceral fear about any form of intercourse at this time because he does not want to contract herpes even at 1-2%. we have agreed to drop the topic for now and do what we are agreeable to doing on a physical level to cont to be intimate. who knows if the longer that we are together that he will feel more comfortable with using the female condom and antiviral or nothing .April 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm in reply to: sexual intimacy without intercourse or oral stimulation for the female #73381
Thank you for your response. He has not been tested though feels fairly sure that he does not have it given that his prior partners have not shared that they have it. I will look into female condoms. I have not used antivirals in sometime since I generally have not had outbreaks. I am not sure that using one would reduce his worry about contacting herpes even with their use and a condom in. Worth discussing. Thank you and I will get back to you after I discuss the above with my partner.