Our forum is under maintenance at the moment which means we can't reply to any posts or comments. We'll be back up online soon - in the meantime if you have a general Play Safe question please email us [email protected] or, if you have a sexual health question, you can ask Nurse Nettie completely confidentially here https://playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au/ask-nurse-nettie
Oral herpes and disclosure
There's been some really good discussion around herpes stigma here already, so with that in mind I'm wondering how people go about disclosing their status if they get oral coldsores if they're not currently experiencing an outbreak? In the past I've just avoided kissing/oral sex on coldsore days and then disclosed my status once I feel like I can trust the other person. But it usually causes a lot of anxiety in the lead up to that conversation, which can't be healthy!