So if you were to get herpes from oral sex, it would be genital herpes type 1 (ghsv1). Even if she has genital herpes, which can be type 1 or 2, you were only exposed to her mouth, so you'd be at risk for ghsv1 only.
You, her and anyone else can get oral herpes type 1 (ohsv1) from anyone they kiss, including well-meaning family members. Sexual history doesn't play a role in this. You could already have hsv1 and not know it - about half the population has hsv1 already, though the chances are higher the older you are. 90% of those with oral hsv1 never get any symptoms of it.
So, both of you being younger means there is less of a chance that either of you have oral hsv1, but there is still a chance. How much? We don't really know. Hsv1 transmission hasn't been studied like hsv2 has.
The chances are a lot lower since she didn't have any visible symptoms. There is something called asymptomatic viral shedding, which means that you can have the virus present with no symptoms, and still transmit it. We don't know how much virus needs to be present to transmit, and it probably differs from person to person, and situation to situation. Oral hsv1 sheds about 25% of days per year.
The incubation period (time from infection to when you see symptoms) is 2-20 days, with the average of 4 days.
Is herpes a phobia for you? Is it a germ thing? An anxiety thing? No one wants herpes, but hsv1 is really common. Every time you kiss someone, you have a chance of getting it, but overall, hsv1 is not a big deal.
I'd say overall, your risk is low.
Thank you for responding auntijessi. Not to sound rude or anything but as I stated in my original post that I have been tested for both herpes (hsv1 and 2) 3 months after my previous sexual encounter with my ex that happened a year ago. Tests came back negative for both so I’m sure I don’t have hsv1.
Also I read online that it’s a 1 in 10,000 chance I’ll get the virus if she is infected but has no visible symptoms such as a cold sore. I also read that it’s a 4% chance for males a year to get the virus with an infected partner every year if the infected partner has no visible symptoms. I also read that most people who are exposed to hsv1 at a later age don’t get infected right away but the chances become greater with multiple encounters with an infected person. Are these facts true?
Is it harder to transmit hsv1 from mouth to genital than mouth to mouth? Or is it still the same?
I am fully aware that I’m always at a risk for hsv1 but is my one time encounter with this girl a top low of a risk to even worry about herpes?
Thank you for responding again.
Can you please give me a percentage of how low this risk is since you said it was a low risk. Like is it less than 20% or 10%.... even if there are no official numbers could you give me your own opinion of a number percentage or an educated estimate please it would really help me and my situation??
Also since I was receiving oral on and off for 15-20 min would the risk be higher than receiving it under 5 min. Although it was still a one time encounter and she didn’t have any cold sores or anything around her lips and she didn’t have a cold/fever that day.
Thank you for your thorough response I really appreciate it. By the way just to clarify she has had 2 sex partners and had sex a total of 3 times. 2 of those 3 times were unprotected but lasted about 5 min (those were the sexual partners she has had vaginal sex with), but there was one other guy who she had unprotected oral with but that was one encounter.
Anyways I appreciate ur response. I only added that information up there Incase your response to my question changes.
Last question Auntijessi.
Is herpes airborne? I have a core worker who has dried up cold sores and I was wondering if they talk right next to you if it is airborne?
Thank you so much AJ and the forum for being such a blessing and a relief for those seeking immediate answers!
Today is Day 4 since my encounter and I’m not sick nor do I have a sore throat either but I woke up at around 5:30 am this morning and noticed a mild pain north left from the base of my penis (in the pubic area), but not too far off from the base. The pain felt 1/10 maybe 1.5 at most in the morning and I started inspecting and touching the area because it felt as if I was sleeping in a wrong position and hurt my groin or a pimple is coming in. I wanted to see if a pimple was coming in so I was touching the area on and off for about 5-10 min and the pain wasn’t even much and I couldn’t feel a developing pimple. Right after it started burning and I thought maybe the burning is from the irritation of me touching it so I kept touching to see what was wrong.
Me knowing that burning is one of the early symptoms that there is about to be an outbreak I freak out so i keep thinking about it and my anxiety just keeps coming even if I try my best not to. Now the thing is when I think about it the area burns and when I think about it less the area burns less and when I’m distracted and don’t think about it at all the area doesn’t burn. It has now been 5 hours and still no development of a pimple and there isn’t the mild pain that I felt in the morning.
Usually I wouldn’t worry about this but I received a blowjob 4 days ago with a 16 yo girl who had no visible symptoms and she’s never had any symptoms and has never recalled having an outbreak ever in her life also never knowing a family member with cold sores. So the chances are slim and this Was one encounter.
It’s actually going onto 6 hours now but the burning is a lot less and the only thing affecting it is my anxiety I believe, since it depends whether I think about it I guess I . Could this be a symptom of a genital hsv1 outbreak? Would it be likely to happen? Or is this just anxiety?
Thank you for your response AJ.
Could you please enlighten me with what the herpes symptoms I wouldn’t miss are??
Like what would I start with if I was to have a genital hsv1 outbreak. And that day I made out with her too and I have no symptoms on my lips and no fever/sore throat, so would it affect my mouth first?
I would just like to know which symptoms I’d experience first and how severe it would be and how it would feel like?
Thanks again for responding