Transferring herpes

by Janie
(Florida)

When sleeping if you have an outbreak in the area on top of clitoris and you want to sleep without underwear when you turn on your side and your thigh presses against that area can you transfer the virus to your thigh ? Sorry this is the first time in my life dealing with this am 60 years old had one partner my whole life and never had an outbreak .IThank you !

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Jul 19, 2017
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by: Ed

Thank you for taking the time to submit your question. Hopefully I can help.

I have to disclose that I'm not a doctor but I have studied extensively the effects of the virus. But understand we are learning more and more about it as each year passes.

The HSV virus needs certain conditions to be present in the body in order for it to survive. And even when the virus is spread outside of the body it can only live for a very short period of time.

To answer your question directly is it's highly unlikely that this is a condition where the virus could survive. I do it all of the time and have never had an outbreak in any other body parts than where my outbreaks normally appear.

Ed

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