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New to Dating Partners NOT infected
…I was recently asked out by a person NOT infected with Herpes 2. When discussing my new condition, he asked if oral sex could lead to his contracting the virus. I honestly don't know thtis answer. Can you please advise?
Yes, any mucous contact can lead to transmission. This is theoretically why the rate of genital HSV 1 has been on the raise with the popularity of oral sex. Now HSV 1 is about as common genitally as is HSV 2. With suppressive antivirals you can reduce the occurrence of shedding virus and this is actually a great opportunity to have your partner get use to using a dental dam, which will is a great way to help prevent him from contracting HSV from you or anyone else in the future.