A little while back, I went to a hypnotherapist for age regression therapy. My purpose was to find out any sort of abuse I went through as a child. I happened to recall an incident during which I was sexually molested by a babysitter when I was perhaps one or two years old. Just this morning, I put two and two together and realized that maybe there was a connection to that incident and the cold sores I've gotten on my mouth from time to time for as long as I can remember. A doctor I had spoken to once had told me that cold sores are a variant of the herpes virus. I told him that I had been getting them all my life. I'm beginning to think that I might have contracted this venereal disease from my babysitter years ago. Of course, now that I think about it, it's quite disturbing to think about the fact that my mother gets cold sores as well.