For starters, avoid direct skin-to-skin contact during an outbreak. This includes kissing and oral sex, since herpes can be spread through oral action, including rimming. Avoid sharing objects that make contact with saliva, like drinks, utensils, straws, lipsticks, and — not that anyone would — toothbrushes.
What happens if you kiss someone with genital herpes?
Herpes can only be passed through direct skin-to-skin contact with the infected area such as kissing, oral sex, genital-to-genital rubbing, vaginal, and anal sex. Herpes (both oral & genital) can be spread even when there are no symptoms or sores. This is called asymptomatic shedding.
Is it illegal to kiss someone when you have herpes?
People can help prevent the spread of herpes by avoiding certain types of contact during an outbreak. For example, when a person has a herpes outbreak — during which they will have noticeable symptoms — they should avoid: kissing, and any other form of oral contact. engaging in oral sex.
When can I kiss my boyfriend after herpes?
In general, its best to wait for three to four days after the cold sore scab disappears before you kiss someone or engage in oral sex. This is because the herpes virus can continue shedding in the late stages of a cold sore healing, even if theres no viral fluid present.