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Q: Can I have sex without a condom

Can I have sex without a condom with my long term partner, when I'm not having an outbreak? Will my long term partner get herpes? Also, I'm allergic to latex condoms are there any other types of condoms that will keep my partner safe?

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healthgal, Health Pro
10/ 3/08 4:53pm

There are a variety of condoms so do check out the other materials.  I would tell you to never have sex without a condom - you may not have a rash or visible signs of an outbreak and still have "active virus."  This has been proven repeatedly through testing so practice safe sex at all times to protect your long term partner.

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marlalovestoshop, Community Member
10/ 4/08 4:25am

no if you have sex with out a condom and exspecially if your not on Valtrex your partner will get herpes.  1 valtrex a day will help and possible not to give herpes, but condom is the best.

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By VOAO, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/19/12, First Published: 10/02/08