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.
Can you get cold sores after giving oral?
Occasionally, cold sores can be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). This can happen after having oral sex with a man or woman who has genital herpes, which is usually caused by HSV-2. In genital herpes, painful blisters develop on your genitals and the surrounding area.
What happens if you eat someone out with a cold sore?
If a person has cold sores on their lips, they can transmit them to their partners mouth during kissing. They can also transmit them to their partners genitals during oral sex. Similarly, a genital HSV-1 infection can be transmitted to a partners genitals or their mouth. HSV-2 oral infections are possible.
Can I get a cold sore from my boyfriend?
Cold sores are contagious during all stages of the development and healing process, meaning you shouldnt kiss anyone, share eating utensils, have oral sex or engage in any other oral contact throughout the entire process of a cold sore developing and healing.
Is it better to dry out a cold sore or keep it moist?
Youre best to let it dry out to the point where it is no longer painful, and then begin applying cream or lip balm to minimize splitting. As the cold sore resolves itself, keep your lips moist to prevent bleeding, which also aids in the healing at this stage.