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Question: Is shaving down there a trigger for herpes outbreaks?

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LOL - Honey, NOTHING is TMI on here...we are all adults and this thing happens in a pretty intimate area so it's normal that we will be discussing things on here that you may not talk about at a cocktail party ;P


I found my triggers changed throughout my life... so no, it won't necessarily keep causing OB's.


Try not shaving *quite* as close but use a sharp razor so you don't pull the hair either. Go especially lightly over the area where you are most likely to break out for awhile. You may end up not perfectly bare-skinned but you at least can get the majority of the area shaved that way for now until your body gets better at keeping the virus at bay. ;)


Lots of great info on shaving Here:



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Hi @lovesjuicy


I had obs everytime I shaved, but recently in the last few months I've shaved around the areas that I flare up on and nothing..;0) sometimes u know where those lil buggers pop up and not always the same area, but I have two spots that are pretty notorious for popping up so I go right around them and I haven't gotten anything.. Knock on wood.. Lol I ise a fresh razor pretty often too.. Hope you find what works... It's definitely a god send when u can shave and eat with knowing what triggers.. Happy shaving.. :0)

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