We have a friend with an extreme case of excema. The poor guy avoids dairy, soy and gluten and his skin is still like red sandpaper. He and his partner must make sure of the HSV status of any lovers they have, since he could be in serious trouble if he contracted herpes. He has been told it could kill him. As it is, he is a "stone" Dom, doesn't kiss or hug, uses toys for kink and sex, but they still have a strict no herpes rule. He is also allergic to the anti-virals, so wouldnt be able to reduce the severity of an outbreak.
Gah. My bf is dating someone with HSV1. I hope he is lucky and she never passes it to him because of asymptomatic shedding.
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley
Mags (poly, F, 61) loving miss pixi (poly, F, 39) since January 2009, living together since 2013
"Master," (mono, 36), miss pixi's Dom for 3 years