Is it possible?
Yes, you can contract oral herpes, aka cold sores, from kissing, but developing genital herpes this way is less likely.
Oral herpes (HSV-1) is usually transmitted by kissing, and genital herpes (HSV-2) is most often spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause genital herpes, but genital herpes is most commonly caused by HSV-2.
There’s no need to swear off kissing forever on account of herpes, though. Read on for everything you need to know about herpes from kissing and other contact.
How does kissing transmit HSV?
Oral herpes is mainly transmitted by skin-to-skin contact with someone who […]