# Practice non-coital sex (sexual intimacy without penetration) before you are ready to take the relationship further. Use your imagination, there are all kinds of ways to have fun! Just make sure to avoid touching or kissing the affected area when there is any sign of an outbreak (including itching or tingling).
# Use barriers, male and/or female condoms (dental dams).
# Chemoprophylaxis – use a lubricant nonoxynol, proven to have some virucidal activity. Some people may be sensitive, causing them inflammation, rash or sores. In such cases it might increase likelihood of transmission – so definitely do not use in this case!
# Use a lubricant. This will decrease friction and make the viral particles less likely to adhere to new locations.
# Wash thoroughly afterwards (not the next morning), soap and water will help to remove the virus at the skin’s surface, whasing with diluted hydrogen peroxide or diluted chlorine bleach should also knock-out the virus.
# Take an antiviral or herbal remedy. The availability of antigen specific transfer factor, immune support (whit andrographis) and other immuno-helpers like beta glucan ushers in a new age of prevention.
# Be mindful of contact with the affected area to compromised skin such as cuts, abrasions and other skin conditions that could allow the virus to enter. The is more efficient at transmission if there is an opening in the skin.
# Be very mindful and serious about prevention. Practice safer sex methods without exceptions – slipping up on your protocols just once could be a potential problem.
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