[Question #7347] Cold sore

5 months ago
I got a fever which caused a cold sore to appear. Its almost been 2 weeks since cold sore symptoms started and ALMOST all scabbing has fallen off but not all. My partner and I had unprotected vaginal intercourse NOT oral. Since the virus is active by my mouth can I transmit the virus to him by having REGULAR sex? Like mentioned not oral. By me having an orgasm can me Cumming spread the virus to my vagina?
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
5 months ago
If you only have a cold sore on your mouth, there is no risk of spreading that to the genital area if you don't give oral sex to this partner.  Having an orgasm has no impact on transmission at all.  I think you're good to go!

Terri
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