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Can oral herpes be passed through regular intercourse?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Absolutely: To either party from either party. It can also be transmitted by oral sex or any contact of lesions on the genitals with another persons genitals.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Could oral herpes be passed through intercourse?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Hsv-1 ("oral herpes") can be passed through intercourse just as hsv-2 ("genital herpes") can. This distinction between the two has become clouded with the prevalence of oral sex and other uninhibited sexual acts. All the best!

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Last updated Dec 14, 2014

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