Oral Herpes and Oral Sex

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    Dec 18, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    I have an angry red spot on my lip right now. It could be a pimple, or it could be a cold sore. The truth is, even if it is a pimple, it's likely that I have the oral herpes virus (HSV-1) in my system anyway, since most people have been exposed to it by the time they are adults.

    Those of you who get cold sores, how do you approach giving oral sex? Always put a condom on your partner? Forget condoms and just don't have oral sex when you can feel an outbreak coming on?

    Oral sex is a pretty big part of my sexual repertoire as a gay man. I would really hate to have to use condoms for it always from now on.
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    Dec 21, 2013 7:32 AM GMT
    Let your sores heal first, then have oral sex. I would NOT give oral sex while having an outbreak because HSV-1 can be transmitted to the genitals.
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    Jan 25, 2014 1:45 AM GMT
    It happens. It's not fatal. See a doc. take Valtrex.