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A 23-year-old female asked:

can virgins who have not even had oral sex get genital herpes?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Unlikely: Genital herpes is predominantly spread by contact with parts that carry the virus (oral secretions, lips, penis etc). Without sexual foreplay and contact, you wont get genital herpes. Oral herpes can be acquired if you share drinks or liquids with someone who may have an infection and is shedding the virus Best wishes Dr M

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