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Thursday, July 08, 2010 peter23, Community Member, asks

Q: genital herpes from oral sex

i;ve had oral herpes 1 or cold sores since i can remember. recently, i began to shave my hairs in my genitals and began to get irritation that would form cluster type sores that would break and heal quite rapidly. they were clusters of sore but that are similar to my cold sores ive had in the past but not exactly the same and without much pain. on the first sign of this i went to my doctor who later informed me that they were from shaving. more recently ive had more clusters in the hairs and sometimes outside the hairs on the shaft of my penis which scared me. about 3 months ago i was given oral sex without a condom. my question finally is is it likely i contracted  herpes 1 or 2 in my genitals from receving oral sex. to my knowledge its much more difficult to obtain herpes 1 or 2 if one already has one of them. and herpes 2 even though it can be oral is far less potent when its out of its site of reference and more difficult to spread to my genitals. basically what are the chances i have herpes 1 or 2 on my penis from oral sex if i already have oral herpes 1. thanks for your anwser.

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By peter23, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/08/10, First Published: 07/08/10