i've had MC for about 8 months, i had them removed but of course a new outbreak has occured. I've done a lot of research, and i've gathered a bit of information about it, but so many websites are so vague, most say to practice abstinence. I am dating someone now, and I know that there's other ways to protect him from spreading the infection....
1) I heard that you can only contract it through porous parts of the body, which means that you can handle the outbreaks with your hands and you won't contract it, just as long as you wash your hands afterwards, then you'll be fine, it's when you touch the area with your hand and then touch another area of your body that is porous (such as your backside, genitals, face, ect) that you risk the spread of the infection. any input?
2) are there specialized condoms you can wear that cover all of the genital area?
3) during intercourse, you could possibly cover the lesions with a type of tape, since it is spread when lesions are exposed. could this work?
there's got to be ways to work and live a semi-normal life with this nuisance, because abstinence for 2+ years is a lot easier said than done.