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Janos

Hello and thanks four your Help.

Can HSV 1 or 2 entre in mouth from oral sex (rimming) and cause a genital infection on the penis glans or an NGU ?

Thank you

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WilsoInAus

Hi @Janos herpes can only infect the area that comes into contact with the infected area of the carrier.

Hence if a person has genital herpes then the only feasible places to become infected as a sexual partner is where your body touches their genital region.

Hence giving oral sex is a risk to your mouth only. Herpes does not travel internally to another location from where it infects the body.

Neither do most bacterial infections.

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JHenry
1 hour ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hi @Janos herpes can only infect the area that comes into contact with the infected area of the carrier.

Hence if a person has genital herpes then the only feasible places to become infected as a sexual partner is where your body touches their genital region.

Hence giving oral sex is a risk to your mouth only. Herpes does not travel internally to another location from where it infects the body.

Neither do most bacterial infections.

Wilson,

Am I correct in understand genital HSV2 “rarely, rarely” is transmitted to the oral area?  It seems I have read that number of times genital HSV2 does not like to “reside” in the oral area and some believe oral HSV1 “may” give some protection against genital HSV2 being transferred to the oral area?  

Thanks in advance,                                                                                                    Henry 

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WilsoInAus
40 minutes ago, JHenry said:

Wilson,

Am I correct in understand genital HSV2 “rarely, rarely” is transmitted to the oral area?  It seems I have read that number of times genital HSV2 does not like to “reside” in the oral area and some believe oral HSV1 “may” give some protection against genital HSV2 being transferred to the oral area?  

Thanks in advance,                                                                                                    Henry 

That’s all correct. It is estimated that over 97% of HSV-2 infections are genital.

The remaining 3% are in other body locations including the mouth. Hence it’s a rare event. 
Having oral HSV-1 probably reduces chances further.

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