I kissed a boyfriend once when I had that tingly-lip sensation that is usually the harbringer of a cold sore attack. I didn’t want an itchy lip to stand in the way of some good smooching!
A day or two later, the poor guy got so sick he went to the hospital in the middle of the night with shakes and a very high fever. He had never had contact with the virus before, it seems, and it hit him like a terrible flu. And of course, he got big oozing cold sores all over his lips. I nursed him back to health and I felt absolutely horrible about the situation. I’ve been a lot more careful since - no kissin’ if the lip’s a-twitchin’! To me, a cold sore is an ugly inconvenience, but it really is a nasty virus that can make people quite sick. I’m more responsible about it now.
But after he cheated on me and I dumped his butt, it was sorta fun knowing that he’d have to buy tube after tube of Abreva for the rest of his life too…
I think I may be evil. :eek: