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I have heard a few different stories about the transmission on Cold Sores to genitals.

My question: If my girlfriend gets Cold Sores and gives me oral sex, is there a possibility of me contracting Genital Herpes?

I've heard that its next to impossible, yet I've also heard that its the most likely situation for my case because I am a lesbian.

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A cold sore is type 1 herpes, which can be transmitted from mouth to genitals, and vice versa. So yes, there is a possibility of you getting genital herpes. Be careful!

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Yes, it can certainly be transmitted if there is a sore present, or your partner is shedding (check out the fact sheet on shedding there on the right). There are also many posts here from folks who unknowingly caught herpes through oral sex.

This fact sheet pretty much explains all you need to know about the virus - including transmission..... this should clear a few things up for you... http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/genital_herpes.htm#How_does_a_person_get_genital_herpes

This is also a good one and it specifically addresses the impact for women.... http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/guide/20061101/herpes-oral-sex-womens-risks

Hope these help?

We also have a few lesbian members here so I am hoping they can chime in with some further help for you too.....

Good luck.

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This is how i got genital H1. He gave me oral and he wasnt having an oral ob. He was clean but after a few days i started seeing all the signs.

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