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Herpes outbreak on outer thigh....cuddling/genital touching ok?

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I have HSV-2. I tend to get OBs outside the genital area. I've only had a few OBs and each time it has only been one "bump" but I get them in weird places...butt cheek, thigh. I have a very small blister on my outer thigh which has almost healed. My OBs never seem to break open, just tend to get sore, red and then heal up. I know OBs can occur in the boxer area but with it being on the outer thigh is cuddling/spooning ok to do? Is there a risk of transmitting this way? Is genital touching OK even though the OB is on the thigh and almost healed?

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Short answer is you never know when it may be lurking in the boxer short area ... that's the whole "asymptomatic shedding" thing....


The virus doesn't like the area outside of the genitals much so hopefully once that blister clears up it will get quiet and leave you alone ;)

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Not much of a story really. I got my outbreaks on my thighs, was sitting Indian style in my bathrobe for hours on end, and next thing I knew I was getting blisters on my ankles. As far as I'm concerned, if any future outbreaks want to occur there and leave other areas alone, well, I won't complain.


So far, nothing's come back so I can't test whether my plan is going to work...

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