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Is non-penetrative sex safe for a person suffering with genital herpes?

Thank you to whomever answers my question but my girlfriend has genital herpes so we perform safe sex. My question though is not about sexual intercorse but after “fingering” her, am i able to ingest or even just taste her discharge or will that still transfer the virus to myself? we’ve been doing much research but still unable to find a clear cut answer. 10 points to the fastest answer lol. Thank you again to the answerer of my question
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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Sexologist 's  Response
Hi,

There are 2 types of Herpes 1 and 2
Herpes 1 prefer oral
herpes 2 prefer genital

It is only a preference for both type and if a person with oral herpes has genital contact can transfer infection. Yes, there is a possibility you can get an infection.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. S.R.Raveendran, Sexologist
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