Herpes is a sexually transmitted virus that primarily infects the mouth and the genitals. There are 2 types of sexually transmitted herpes: herpes type 1 and herpes type 2. Both types cause painful cold sores. Fifty percent of new cases of genital herpes are actually herpes type 1.
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Oral sex and sexually transmitted infections | Sexwise
Oral sex is sex that involves the mouth and the penis, vagina, or anus butt hole. Some other words for different kinds of oral sex are "blow job," "giving head," "going down on," "eating out," "sucking," "cunnilingus," or "rimming. There are a few known cases of people getting HIV from giving oral sex licking or sucking. There are no known cases of someone getting HIV from receiving oral sex being licked or sucked.
Add To Favorites. Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections STIs. The infection can be bothersome. Most people never have symptoms, or the symptoms are so mild that people don't know that they are infected.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. Q: I just started seeing this guy a few weeks ago, and last time I saw him he had what seemed very much like what I can only assume is a cold sore on his lip. But if he kisses me, I can get it too, right?