How to infect your own genitals from a cold sore?

Rare. There is a brief period of time before immunity is firmly established that a person could transmit herpes type i from their oral region to their genitalia. However, this does not usually happen because the person builds immunity.

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I infected with herpes in my mouth many years ago and I had cold-sore recently so if I touch it and touch genital area. I will get genital herp?

Herpes simplex. Unlikely, but not impossible. As a general rule your herpes recurrences will only be located at the nerves distribution of the primary site of infection. Depending upon your immune function and other circumstances you may develop lesions elsewhere, but this is uncommon, and doubt you will get genital lesions by touching yourself, but i never say never. Read more...
NO. Hsv 1 cold sore virus will stay put, not spread. Contacts might get it if not already infected but most people are already infected even if they have no symptoms. The virus is known to be present some of the time between attacks, so most of the transmission occurs from a person showing no sore at all. Read more...
Herpes. Perhaps you are misinformed. One does not get infected with the same herpes virus in two locations. Once you have been infected you cannot get it again. Having herpes simplex also does not protect you from getting herpes type two, which is a separate and different virus and found in 25% of americans. But, one's infection does not move to a different spot on one's body. Read more...

Is it possible to give my self herpes on my genitals from a cold sore?

Yes. If you had transfer fast enough of infected fluid from your cold sore to your genitals, you could conceivably transfer it. Rule of thumb - don't spread possibly infected fluid on genital mucosa. Read more...