• twinkle09 twinkle09
    August 19, 2010
    Can you get Herpes by kissing someone?
    twinkle09 twinkle09
    August 19, 2010

    If you French kiss someone with gentital herpes, can you get it or do you actually have to have sex to get it?

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  • moose444 February 13, 2012
    moose444
    February 13, 2012

    It's unlikely to transmit genital herpes through kissing, you can only catch herpes through oral sex or intercourse, as well as skin-to-skin contact where the virus sheds.

     

    Since the virus sheds outside the vagina or anal area, experts advise wearing a condom and/or microbicide during genital touching or foreplay. Even some protection is better than none. Those who wore condoms 25 percent of the time reduced their risk of transmitting herpes as well, one study found and if a microbicide is used in all acts not protected by a condom, the increased STI risk will disappear.

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