Yesterday morning after working out and sweating a lot in my tight boxer briefs, I got in the shower and the skin on my tailbone itched suddenly and I scratched it hard with my finger nail. It was then burning after that, so I looked at it in the mirror and it looks like it does in the picture, only yesterday it was slightly bigger and redder.
Well, I practice safe sex with my girlfriend, but she has HSV2 and has for 13 years. Last weekend we were intimate and she did not have any outbreak, and we had sex vaginally and orally, but still work a condom.
Let me also state that I have HSV1: I've hard two cold sores in my life as a young kid.
Fast foward to five days after her and I had sex. I wake up, go the gym, all is normal, sweat, hit the shower, get this SUDDEN itch, scratch it too hard, and now I have this rash/cut/etc. It doesn't hurt or burn, but I know a lot about HSV due to my experience and I understand that the first outbreak can be different for everyone.
Would this be an OB? I've been blood tested as resent as four months ago and it was negative.
Would my first outbreak be on my tailbone? Again, no pain, feel no tingling or prodormal activity, and I scratched the crap out of it; hence I think it's just a scratch.
I felt no tingling, burning, pain, nothing. I feel completely fine! So I think it's a jock itch/rash as the result of sweating in tight shorts and a cut that I made myself. There are no bumps or anything. No puss. I don't think you could even get a culture of it.
It's still there, gotten smaller since yesterday, but I still have to ask. My girflriend and friends say it's nothing, but, I want to be 100% sure and not 90%. See the pic below. Thanks guys and girls!
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