I recently caught a cold sore and my boy friend came to see me I licked me cold sore before I seen him and I didn't put me lips on him but I did lick the tip of his penis so my question is can he get genital Herps now by me licking him on the top of his penis
Cold sores and licking a penis
Welcome to A2A, Scared 2013.
There are different strains of the herpes virus, and one prefers the mouth area, and another prefers the genital area. However, they can infect the less favoured territory, so some cold sores are the genital type, and some genital herpes is the cold sore type. Usually, though, if it's the 'wrong' strain for the area, the infection is weaker and outbreaks are fewer and milder.
I suppose the answer is that yes, it is possible, but one may hope nothing much will happen.
So basically even though it wasn't skin to skin and the cold sore was just at the first stage he could still (knock on wood) get herps down there
Hi Scared2013, welcome to A2A.Unfortunately the answer is yes, you run the risk of infecting your partner. However, chances for infection is small and many individuals do not have any symptoms. Just be careful next time you have a cold sore.