That's correct. You can not pass it kissing or doing anything orally. The infection is in the genitals and there alone. Genital hsv1 is very common. At least 50% of newly acquired genital hsv is hsv1.
You are also correct that genital to genital passing of hsv1 is very very rare. It also sheds very little and has few outbreaks. In fact you may never get another. The simple truth is it's a longshot you will ever pass it to anyone. Also remember over half the adult population has hsv1 oraly so they can't get it again anyway. Honsestly hsv1 if the genitals is of so little concern. I know it doesn't seem that way but you really have so little chance of ever passing it.
Thank you. That puts me at ease a little bit. When I first found out I cried and wanted to die. I've always practiced safe sex, and at 32 years old I've only had 4 sexual partners, all long term relationships. And I always get tested after. I wasn't aware getting hsv-1 genitally was even possible. I haven't even had intercourse for a year so I was baffled when this happened. My doctor didn't seem to have many answers about it either other than its a fairly new thing and not much is known.
Half of all new genital hsv cases are hsv1. It's very common. Most adults have oral hsv1 and the fact you were in a long term relationship with someone who had it makes getting it more likely. No need to be depressed over this. It's harmless and the odds of it ever becoming an issue for any future partner is very slim. You are the same person as before. This absolutely will not stop you from anything in life. Including marriage and children if that's what you desire. If i had a new partner and she told me she had genital hsv1. I wouldn't even bat an eye. I would be more scared of catching a cold from her. Lol
Well over half of adults have hsv1. Clearly not a deal breaker. Lime i said genital hsv1 is no where near as potent as oral hsv1 and of very little concern for any partner who does not have hsv1 at all. In time you will realize how insignificant it really is.