Oral Sex and Cold Sores: Can HSV1 Cause Genital Herpes?
The assumption that cold sores can only be spread to the mouth area is a common misconception. Unfortunately, the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), can also cause genital herpes. Giving or receiving oral sex when someone has a cold sore can increase the risk of genital herpes.
There are two types of herpes viruses, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2). HSV1 is more commonly associated with oral herpes, and HSV2 is associated with genital herpes.
However, HSV1 can cause genital herpes as well.
What’s a cold sore?
Many people are very familiar with the uncomfortable and common oral blisters that can form on the lips, tongue, or mouth. These blisters are commonly called cold sores and are caused by HSV1.
If your partner gets cold sores, Planned Parenthood says it’s best to use a condom during oral sex and wait until cold sores are totally healed.
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Strut offers Free Online Doctor’s Visits with our licensed medical team. Every day we help people navigate HSV1 and HSV2 treatment. We offer Valacyclovir as an antiviral treatment. This prescription may speed up the outbreak healing process and might help prevent future outbreaks.
If our doctors think you are a good candidate, Strut can ship your prescription right to your door.
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