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If I give my boyfriend oral sex when I have cold sores, could he catch genital herpes?

I’ve always gotten cold sores on my lips and I have some now. When I give my boyfriend oral sex, can he get herpes from my cold sores? Is it bad to give him oral sex when I have cold sores, or are oral and genital herpes two different kinds of herpes?

I shave my genitals...now I noticed some small red bumps. Is it herpes?

Today I noticed about three or four really small bumps in my shaved pubic area. They almost look like pimples. Could this be genital herpes, even though I haven’t had unprotected sex or received oral sex from someone with a cold sore?

How can I protect myself from catching genital herpes from my girlfriend?

I met a girl online who just found out she has herpes. I think she’s a very sweet person. Is it possible to lead a normal life with her? How do we have sex without spreading the disease? Will I get herpes from her if we take all the precautions? 

Can HSV-1 in the mouth be transferred to other body parts?

I know that HSV-1 can be transmitted to the lips or genitals of one’s partner. But is there a risk that the virus could be passed to other body parts, like the breasts or neck during foreplay and intercourse? And, what is the likelihood of spreading oral herpes through kissing if no symptoms are present?

I know there are different kinds of STDs. What are genital herpes?

I don’t know much about genital herpes. What causes it and how do you know if you have it or not?

I’m confused about how you get herpes. Can you help?

How do you get herpes? Is it passed in semen?

How can I catch herpes?

I’m just a little confused about STDs...how can I catch herpes?

How can one get herpes?

Just curious…what are the ways one can get herpes?

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