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How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

Self transmission: Herpes on the lip is common and can be spread from the faeto genitals rarely. Genital herpes can lie dormant and recur at various times so contact could have possible been months ago. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Wats chickenpox herpes is it a std? How did i get it & can it be passed by sexual activity?

Wats chickenpox herpes is it a std? How did i get it & can it be passed by sexual activity?

Not an STD: Chicken pox is caused by a herpes virus, known as varicella zoster virus (vzv), which is a different virus from the herpes virus family than the herpes simplex viruses that cause genital and oral herpes (std). After chicken pox infection, the VZV lies dormant in the nerves in the body and commonly becomes reactivated later in life causing herpes zoster, better known as "shingles". ...Read more

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Can a virgin get genital herpes? I have a bump down there, but i've never engaged in any type of sexual activity. I've never even been kissed!

Can a virgin get genital herpes? I have a bump down there, but i've never engaged in any type of sexual activity. I've never even been kissed!

Don't worry: You have to have sexual contact with an infected person to get herpes or any sexually transmitted infection. You may have an inflamed hair follicle or some other benign process. See a doctor if it doesn't go away in 10 days or so. ...Read more

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Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?

Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?

No: Herpes spreads by skin-to-skin direct contact, ie, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Cloth, etc in-between interrupts it as does air/time. Stil, hand-washing after sex is a good idea as is pre/post baby diaper contact but don't obsess on it. Why unprotected sex? Are you trying to conceive again - so soon? Are you trying to get an STD? Protection is important. Take care! ...Read more

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Why do I get an orgasm from just thinking of sexual activity?

Why do I get an orgasm from just thinking of sexual activity?

Unclear, but...: Such condition is equal to extreme degree of premature ejaculation in men, which may result from "short circuit" of sexual process from arousal to orgasm. However, its exact mechanism remains unclear. In the extreme degree for females, it may represent the condition called persistent sexual arousal syndrome. More? Seek evaluation, counseling, and care as needed. ...Read more

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Why can't i ever get wet enough during sexual activity? It makes it hurt and swell after a while

Why can't i ever get wet enough during sexual activity? It makes it hurt and swell after a while

Sex at 50....: I appreciate your question. We are now living so much better than those before us. There is absolutely no reason why sexual activity cannot be part of our lives as we move into our later years. There are a few thoughts I have about this. Perhaps using an estrogen cream to keep the vaginal tissue less dry? Also you may find that if you use a lubricant with sexual intercourse you feel better. ...Read more

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Will a virgin man know if he is impotent? Or does he need to get involved in a sexual activity to find out if he is impotent or not?

Will a virgin man know if he is impotent? Or does he need to get involved in a sexual activity to find out if he is impotent or not?

Testing: You can not tell if you are impotent by just looking at your ejaculate. Testing would need to be done on your sperm. Most commonly, a man and women who are trying to conceive and cannot, will see a fertility specialist, and a sperm analysis wil reveal the answer regarding the male. ...Read more

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I have a mucocele as diagnosed by my dr. Should i refrain from kissing/sexual activity until i get it removed?

I have a mucocele as diagnosed by my dr. Should i refrain from kissing/sexual activity  until i get it removed?

No risk: A mucocele is just a back-up salivary gland that forms a bubble- like growth. It is not contagious or dangerous. Most are started by some trama to lip or cheek. They should be removed due to repeat interference during biting or chewing. Minor surgery. No special precautions needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I was 6wks and 6days pregnant on Dec 28, 2013, when did I get pregnant or what would the dates of sexual activity have been to have gotten pregnant?

If I was 6wks and 6days pregnant on Dec 28, 2013, when did I get pregnant or what would the dates of sexual activity have been to have gotten pregnant?

Conception: You have all the tools to figure out any dating question about pregnancy on the internet. You can verify the following information at the site I go to most often for conception calculators: http://www.babymed.com/conception-calculator. Sex for your pregnancy occurred 11/20/2013 to 11/25/2013. ...Read more