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Can genital herpes be transmitted by kissing?


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Hi Y'all!

 

Had a quick question concerning French kissing (mouth to mouth). Is it possible in any way to transmit HSV-2 to my partner this way? I know that HSV-1 can be, but wasn't sure about the other kind. Many thanks ahead of time for your consideration of my query, and your possible response. Have a great day!

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HSV-2 doesn't live in the mouth 99% of the time. It prefers the genitals. You don't have HSV-2 in your mouth, so why would it be passed that way? Herpes is passed only from skin-to-skin friction around the infected area. And just to drive this point home, even if he passionately kissed your vagina (like my sly analogy to oral sex?), the likelihood of passing genital HSV-2 to his mouth is slim to none. (HSV-1 is another story since that can be passed in both directions from mouth to genitals and vice versa.) So go out there and enjoy kissing, wherever it may be! ;)

 

Read these articles for more information on all this:

http://herpeslife.com/genital-hsv-1-herpes-and-oral-sex/

http://herpeslife.com/spreading-genital-herpes-hsv2-from-oral-sex/

http://herpeslife.com/how-can-you-get-herpes/

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