Can you have oral sex with genital herpes?

See below. You can, but you shouldn't if there is an active outbreak. Herpes can be transmitted via genital-genital, oral-genital, and oral-oral contact.
Infectious! If a mouth comes in contact with the genitals ( vagina, penis or anus) of a person with genital herpes the herpes virus can be transmitted and cause lesions around the mouth and nose that look like cold sores. The virus can be transmitted this way even if there is not an active outbreak.

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If I recieve oral sex, can I get genital herpes?

Yes. Herpes virus has two types. Type i is usually associated with fever blisters & type ii is usually associated with genital lesions. However, either virus may be transmitted by oral sex in either direction. Read more...

Is it possible to get genital herpes from oral sex?

Yes. Herpes viruses are associated with mucous membranes. Usually hsv-1 is found in the oral cavity and hsv-2 is found in the genital area. But, crossover infection is becoming more common. Read more...

Can you only get genital herpes from sex and oral sex?

Pretty much. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease-so something sexual must be going on. These days, it's not like the 1950s, so sometimes HSV1 and HSV2 can get a little mixed up. (The first virus is the cold sore virus, and the second one is classically associated with genital herpes, but now the 2 can interchange a bit depending on the activity). Herpes is very infectious BTW-talk/take precautions. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

How can a man have oral sex with a woman who has genital herpes?

Avoid if active. If there is an active outbreak you should avoid activity. As far as choices the man makes is up to that individual but avoiding while active outbreaks will help prevent further outbreak and exposure and transmission of the virus. Read more...