Does anyone worry about getting herpes from oral sex?

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  1. Jovial

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    Seems like plenty of men would not turn down a blowjob from someone they just met. Do they ever worry about the chance of getting genital herpes? Seems like most men don't care. I wonder why that is. Is herpes not a big deal anymore?

    (BTW, I don't expect this thread to get more than 15 responses.)
     
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    I think most men think of oral sex as safe sex...even though its not the case...id say most guys dont think a bj is a big deal
     
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    Kinda relevant, not sure if you saw my bump to this thread.
     
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    actually never even occurs to me
     
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    Since Bill Clinton, BJ is not considered sex anymore
     
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    I look at it this way... would i kiss the person? If i would kiss them...well they can suck it...

    And I'm not talking kissing like your momma or another family member... hahaha

    The person getting sucked is MUCH less likely to catch anything...but the person sucking...well they are risking lots of things...but usually it's not on their mind at the time...
     
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    Jovial darling you have got to stop beating this dead horse! :mad:
    We the responsible and sexually active adults of the world are aware of Herpes and how it is transmitted. We use condoms and get tested regularly. The fact that we do not laminate our entire bodies prior to a date does not mean we are ignorant or don't care.

    You need to get a grip on reality.


    Uhm, we gals kinda don't think it's a big deal either. :redface: Unless of course we catch someone else sucking our mans dick then it's a big deal. :biggrin1:
     
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    LOL....yes ma'am....love it!
     
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    I don't think I saw your bump of that thread. I had bumped it a couple months ago.

    Not sure if you have gotten blood tested but you could carry type 1 also, as most people do but don't have symptoms. In which case it wouldn't be as big a concern with your partner.
     
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    Actually, most people aren't aware of the risks or how it can be transmitted.

    Most people don't use condoms for oral sex. Do you use condoms and dental dams for oral sex?
    The fact is most people don't get tested regularly for herpes. 4 out of 5 people that have it don't know that they have it!
    I think I may be one of the few that does have a grip on reality.
     
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    Sorry I have a wife,she takes care of all my needs.Get a partner for life,no worry's!
     
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    So you're against casual sex of any kind?

    Interesting.
     
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    Jovial, you are an awesome guy, and I commend you for having a social conscience, but do we need another herpes thread? Why not just bump one of your old ones.

    It was because of you that I learned that 1 in 4 New Yorkers has herpes. This still fascinates me. I value your posts, but c'mon dude.

    Besides, isn't kissing somebody just as dangerous as giving oral sex?
     
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    Ignore him and his wife. If you check his post history you will find that he is a wing nut. You'll also have to sort through the posts where his sole purpose is to attack me first though. :rolleyes:

     
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    For real? If someone has weeping sores on one of their holes you're gonna stick your cock in it?

    No thanks. Not for me.
     
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    This is the only thread I've ever started about herpes. The one about 1 in 4 New Yorkers was started by New End. But it is true that I bring the topic of herpes up in other threads when someone brings up STDs.

    Yes, kissing someone can pass it on just as easily as oral sex, BUT there is a social stigma to having herpes genitally. If someone tells their partner they get cold sores it isn't a big deal, but if they say they have type 1 genital, the partner will run.
     
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    I am going to bring up things that others are unaware of. It's not a matter of seeing things my way. I just want people to be educated and protect themselves and their partners.

    One time a girl offered me a blowjob which I turned down. I later found out she sometimes got cold sores, but she wasn't willing to reveal this to me beforehand. It can be transmitted when there is no outbreak, but apparently she wasn't aware of this or didn't care. So as long as people are willing to risk the health of others like this I am going to bring the topic up!
     
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    Personally, if I had to choose, I'd take the genital over the oral......you don't (well most don't) run around w/their privates in full view.

    On the other hand, it's not too easy to run around w/bag over your head....
     
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    Nope,just saying if you stick with one partner there is less to worry about.I've been getting bj's from the same woman for almost 20 years and no herpes yet!:smile:
     
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    I heard that on 3% of herpes crosses over from mouth to genitals, the rest is mouth to mouth and genital to genital...
     
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