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Having sex at the beginning of an OB "may" lead to her having an OB but it would be more as a result of sex itself (rubbing etc) than it is about the OB. There is some evidence that when you are new to the virus it can "spread" to other areas but generally speaking, if you both have hsv2 on the genitals, and have had the virus for a while it shouldn't make a difference. I tend to get OB's in numerous spots on my genitals as well as my tailbone, other people tend to get them in the same spot but the virus is in the nerves and can show up in more than one location on that nerve network. I have had sex numerous times over the years with an H+ partner before, during and after an OB and it had zero effect on him! (he RARELY had OB's). My opinion is, if you feel like having sex and your wife does too then do it! The general rule of thumb is to avoid sex during an OB but there are many reasons for that, you have to mutually decide if you want to abstain or not. Another option is to use some sex toys and have fun with each other in other ways :)

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The general rule is that it's thought to take about 4 months to build up antibodies to the virus so that you don't autoinnoculate yourself (or in this case, your partner too) so if you are over the 4 month period you *should* be ok... if you are not quite sure of exactly when one or both of you got it, I might wait a few more months before playing during an OB just to be safe.... once it's really established and the body is getting it under control it shouldn't matter as long as you both have the same one (HSV1 or HSV2).....

 

In the meantime there's a lot you can do to shorten the OB's... I'll put the links below ... and as @fitgirl said, there's a lot of awesome ways to get freaky and using this time can be beneficial in the long run for your sex life :)

 

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/5807/list-the-ways-to-protect-my-partner-from-getting-herpes-hsv2 Safe alternatives to sex

 

Treatments/medications

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/6024/dealing-with-outbreaks#latest includes links below

http://supporttruthanddialog.com/easy-simple-self-help-tips-for-relief-from-herpes-outbreaks/

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/4810/bactine-for-oral-and-even-genital-herpes

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-treatment/

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-medication/

 

Links to some of the items suggested in the links

http://amzn.to/1CHUzZE Link to Alum

http://tinyurl.com/Aloecream

http://amzn.to/1F10r3V Fractionated Coconut Oil

http://bit.ly/zincsoap Zinc Soap with coconut oil

http://bit.ly/Zinccream

http://tinyurl.com/bactine

http://tinyurl.com/Oragelsgldose

http://tinyurl.com/DMSO4HSV

 

 

 

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