Q: I have Genital herpes. It is only on my penis. I was wondering, Under this scenario, since it is only on my penis... Can I still kiss a woman, and go down on her without giving her what I have?
I was given Herpes by unprotected oral sex. The woman and I never kissed nor did we have sex. I have no signs on or around my mouth. And by kiss I mean all out tonsil hockey here, and by going down on a woman I mean tongue in her. My genitals would never go near her in fear of infecting her. I wanted to know if I could still do these things with out her getting infected.
Have you told her that you have herpes? If you haven't, you need to disclose it. From what you describe, you have HSV-1 in the genitals. If you give her oral sex and you do not have it in the mouth, it should be okay. But how long will that last? Even if you don't have sores, you can transfer the virus.
From this website (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a sore.
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