[Question #5869] Sex with someone that has oral cold sores

18 months ago
Is there a big risk of my getting HSV-1 by having intercourse, or skin-to-skin affection excluding the mouth or any form of sex, with my female partner that has an oral cold sore outbreak (presumably HSV-1)?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
18 months ago
There is no risk of acquiring HSV 1 through intercourse if your partner has only oral HSV 1, nope.

Terri
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