Therefore you might say that it's better to have been exposed to HSV-1 orally.One of my partners disclosed an active cold sore and we simply avoided kissing and oral sex while it was active.
I realize cold sores aren't as bad as other STDs, but as someone who has never had a cold sore in my life, I definitely appreciate the heads up from people. " FWIW, I'd be pissed too if a guy made out with me, then after disclosed that he had a sore throat the entire time (or some other thing I couldn't see).
And yes, when dating, I actually do casually bring up cold sores just to see if they're like, "Oh yeah!
Can't you just not kiss anyone until the cold sore is gone?
I've never had a cold sore so I appreciate folks disclosing it before oral sex.
This is because, when you have an outbreak, you can discuss it with your partner instead of making excuses for why you can’t have sex.