A female condom is usually recommended as it covers a larger area.Take note that if the virus is active in areas that are not covered by the condom, then the risk of transmission is still high.
For example, when you have mouth sores you can still have genital sex as long as you don't engage in oral sex.
Avoid triggering factors – These are things that trigger outbreaks and enhance symptoms, increasing the risk of infection.
First, if a person has cold sores and they perform oral sex, then they will transfer the cold sore to the genital which now becomes genital herpes.
If a person has genital herpes and you perform oral sex on them, then you will get cold sores.3.
The questions and answers below were chosen to give the reader an idea of how to understand the possibilities in each situation, how to find the answers you need, and how to proceed once you get your bearings.
If you still aren’t sure about your own situation, you may Ask the Doctor for a more personalised answer.
Sex toys – Using toys that have been used by an infected partner is also likely to infect you with the virus.
This is also a risky way as the virus doesn't need to be active to be transferred.
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
It is a chronic condition and once infected there is no way to eliminate the virus from the body.
So how can people who are dating with herpes infect each other? Vaginal or anal sex – This is the most common ways the disease is transmitted. First is when the skin comes into contact with a partner's infected parts and then through fluids that are exchanged during intercourse.2.