I’ve had oral herpes since I was about 13 and only recently found out that even when there is no outbreak or symptoms, there is still a risk you can pass on herpes.
This has led me to become almost phobic of touching my own lips in case I spread it to myself genitally and I’m particularly scared of passing it on to a partner.
I’ve stopped oral sex completely which is a loss for me and I feel I’ll always have to worry about kissing too.
I was just wondering if others who suffer from oral but not genital herpes restrict themselves like this or whether I should stop worrying as much as I am?
I’ve never heard anyone else talk about this but loads of people have oral herpes and continue to give oral sex etc so I’m confused and could do with some reassurance.
Thanks in advance for the help