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What constitutes high risk activities?
In my view, the riskiest activity is the one that gave me the disease in the first place: oral sex (cunnilingus). The virus is happiest and spreads best in a wet or damp environment. I don't have any symptoms in my mouth but I caught it from someone who had type II oral herpes and I would want to avoid putting anyone else in that situation, so I probably won't permit anyone to go down on me.
Other risky activities involve taking parts of the body that have had contact with infected areas and bringing them into contact with other (uninfected) susceptible areas without washing them in between.
|Date:||April 5th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)|| |
Dental dams are useful for pretty good (but not perfect) protection for oral sex, woman receiving that is. In a pinch, saran wrap can be used. So you don't have to abstain totally from oral sex. If you are currently symptom free, well controlled, and use the dental dam you're in pretty safe sex territory. For men there are flavored condoms for oral sex. Nothings perfect, so you ahve to balance risk versus benefit. The l-lysine does work for many people, combined with minimizing beans, nuts, seeds and red meat (all high in arginine which promotes herpes)
- I teach sex ed at a local high school.