Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get. Fluids found in a herpes sore carry the virus, and contact with those fluids can cause infection. The first time someone has an outbreak they may also have flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches, or swollen glands. Even if you do not have any symptoms, you can still infect your sex partners. So if you have HSV-1 then you can spread it through any type of sexual contact where the mouth comes into contact with the genitals (and sometimes the buttocks and legs as well). No,there is still the possibility that she could give you genital herpes as her cold sore would have touched your genitals,unless you wore a condom. Even when there are no sores, people infected with herpes can pass the virus to their sexual partners. Even if you have no symptoms of an outbreak, use a latex condom with spermicide. After ejaculation, the man should withdraw from the vagina while the penis is still erect.
So basically, when they’re no blisters, you can’t catch herpes? Can I pass the virus to a partner if I have no symptoms? Tell me as much as you know about giving it to someone else please, thanks everyone x. Unfortunately the medical community seems to still be either clueless or simply not care enough to learn the basics of herpes.