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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes From Being Fingered

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can I get herpes if a guy that had no previous contact with his genitals fingered me?

Can I get herpes if a guy that had no previous contact with his genitals fingered me?

It is unlikely: if he does not have active herpes lesions and no previous contact with his genital but there is always a possibility to get infected if his blood test show that he is infected with the herpes virus type1 or 2 or both because he will be shedding herpes virus for ever no matter if he has active herpes lesion or not. ...Read more

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Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina with their fingers?

Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina with their fingers?

Possible.: If this person touched an open herpes lesion on their own genitals or mouth and then immediately touched to your vaginal area then it is possible. The chances of transmission in this manner are rare. ...Read more

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If a guy fingered a girl with herpes.... Could he then finger me 10 days later and i get herpes?

If a guy fingered a girl with herpes.... Could he then finger me 10 days later and i get herpes?

Probably not: He would have to have a herpes lesion and his hands or not washed his hands during that time frame. Be more choosy please. ...Read more

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Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina (flaps, so near my undie line) with their fingers?

Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina (flaps, so near my undie line) with their fingers?

Incredibly unlikely: Unless this person touched an open herpes lesion on their own genitals or mouth and then immediately touched your vaginal area, the chances of transmission in this manner are probably exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

No risk: Herpes is transmitted only by direct skin-to-skin contact. For genital herpes, only by intercourse, not hand-genital contact. And no STD can be transmitted through clothing. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Can I get genital herpes from a guy who fingered me. He touched his penis then fingered me, but didn't have an outbreak.

Doubtful: usually spread through intercourse and sexual secretions inside of you. Not a bad idea to use condoms. ...Read more