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How Do You Get Herpes Without Sexual Activity
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
Can a virgin get genital herpes? I have a bump down there, but i've never engaged in any type of sexual activity. I've never even been kissed!
Not an STD: Chicken pox is caused by a herpes virus, known as varicella zoster virus (vzv), which is a different virus from the herpes virus family than the herpes simplex viruses that cause genital and oral herpes (std). After chicken pox infection, the VZV lies dormant in the nerves in the body and commonly becomes reactivated later in life causing herpes zoster, better known as "shingles". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed w/ herpes on breasts, except I have never had any sexual activity. It looks like a zit/swollen lymph node. What could it be?
Had sexual activity via hand and penis of partner who gets genital herpes. Then changed baby's nappy forgetting to wash hands. Will my baby catch it?
No: Herpes spreads by skin-to-skin direct contact, ie, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact. Cloth, etc in-between interrupts it as does air/time. Stil, hand-washing after sex is a good idea as is pre/post baby diaper contact but don't obsess on it. Why unprotected sex? Are you trying to conceive again - so soon? Are you trying to get an STD? Protection is important. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very red sore near my lip but have never had any sexual activity. Can I still get a cold sore without having sex?
No: People get chlamydia by having sex with someone who has the infection. “having sex” means anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can still be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. People who have had chlamydia and have been treated can get infected again if they have sex with an infected person. ...Read more
Can u get pelvic inflammatory disease without having any sexual activity? Had sharp pain left top abdominal & brown mucus with light blood. Inflected?
Not PID: Your symptoms do not in any way represent PID. ...Read more
Will a virgin man know if he is impotent? Or does he need to get involved in a sexual activity to find out if he is impotent or not?
Testing: You can not tell if you are impotent by just looking at your ejaculate. Testing would need to be done on your sperm. Most commonly, a man and women who are trying to conceive and cannot, will see a fertility specialist, and a sperm analysis wil reveal the answer regarding the male. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sex at 50....: I appreciate your question. We are now living so much better than those before us. There is absolutely no reason why sexual activity cannot be part of our lives as we move into our later years. There are a few thoughts I have about this. Perhaps using an estrogen cream to keep the vaginal tissue less dry? Also you may find that if you use a lubricant with sexual intercourse you feel better. ...Read more
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