TIL that at least 25% of Americans have Genital Herpes (HSV-2) and 50-80% have Oral Herpes (HSV-1). More than 1 in 4 women are HSV-2 Positive and most have no symptoms.

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I knew oral herpes was pretty common for most places, though 25% of Americans having genital herpes is a huge amount of people.


We’re all just huge bags full of virus and bacteria. And sometimes some fungi.


I was sleeping with a girl for several months and then I moved away. After I moved, she sent me this long Facebook message about how I gave her HSV and how I ruined her life and that I was a terrible person and to never talk to her again. Spoke to her again a decade later and she said a jealous guy forced her to send the message and I didn’t actually give her any diseases.


Title is a bit incorrect. Herpes is … herpes. HSV-1 and HSV-2 have both the ability to cause genital herpes, to cause oral herpes, or both. HSV-1 is more commonly associated with oral disease, but can manifest as genital disease. HSV-2 is more commonly associated with genital disease, but can manifest as oral disease. Transmission can be via oral-oral, oral-genital, or genital-genital. Other mucosa can also transmit or be infected with herpesviruses, for example anal sex or oral sex with swallowing of contaminated secretions. Herpesviridae have such name because they’re usually lifelong infections that can manifest far later after exposure, without an actual cure.


Also you can have hsv2 on your face and hsv1 on your junk.