A man has gential herpes - when outbreaks occur, sores are localized on the crotch, behind the genitals, not on the penis or
A man has gential herpes - when outbreaks occur, sores are localized on the crotch, behind the genitals, not on the penis or genitals. We know from reading that gential herpes sufferers shed the virus up to 30% of th etime even when they are not having symptoms, so we should practice safe sex all the time. But - where does this shedding occur? At the site of the recurring sores only? If not, then for some radius from the site? Or the etnire gential area? And if it sheds from the body elsewhere than the site of the recurring sores, then does it shed from arms, legs, hands, face, torso? I mean, where does it end? The nub of the question being - unlike a woman where there's fluid to transport virus all over the place, is it safe to contact a man's privates directly in areas that do not have sores during recurring outbreaks? Any pointers to any reliable literature on this precise subject would be appreciated.If you have genital herpes when the virus is dormant it stays in the spine and comes out anywhere in the genital region when aggravated by something. With that being said the same goes for shedding, it will happen anywhere in the boxer short area. There is always going to be the risk because as you know when we are shedding there is no way of knowing when. Also just to clarify the below, that is incorrect this virus is not transmitted from bodily fluids but from skin to skin contact "unlike a woman where there's fluid to transport virus all over the place"