Is It Safe To Have Sex When Suffering From Herpes?
Hello doctor. Good morning … I am suffering from herpes on the back with the stomach … what is the danger when having sex. Thank you. I am waiting for your answer
Thank you for the question.
Shingles occurs due to the active return of the Varicella zoster virus which previously caused chickenpox. This virus can be transmitted through direct contact with rashes on the skin. In addition, indirect contact with rashes, such as when exchanging toiletries or clothing, can also cause transmission of the virus. The risk of transmission is higher when the rash starts to appear and runny, until before it dries completely.
Regarding your question, for yourself as a sufferer, sex when your herpes has not healed is not dangerous. However, this is not the case for your partner. During sexual intercourse, it is prone to contact between skin rashes due to herpes with your partner's skin. If your partner has not had chickenpox before and has never had varicella vaccination, then it is clear that he is at risk of contracting it. So, safer, first cure your shingles before deciding to have sex.
That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult with your doctor or dermatologist right ...
I hope this helps.