Fact about herpes: No, it is very common and anyone who has ever had sex can get genital herpes. It's not about being clean, dirty, good or bad — it's about being normal and sexually active. Most people with herpes will not have symptoms and therefore will not be aware they have it. Herpes can also occur in other parts of the body, although this is less common. On the fingers, it is known as herpes whitlow. Most of the time when you don't have herpes symptoms you are not infectious.
Can HSV2 be transmitted through oral sex?
Myths vs facts on genital herpes (HSV-2) & cold sores
Genital herpes: Can you get it during oral sex with someone who gets cold sores?
Herpes simplex virus type 2 HSV2 is one of two types of the herpes virus and is rarely transmitted orally. People with compromised immune systems in particular may be at risk. HSV2 is a sexually transmitted virus that causes sores and blisters known as herpes lesions. In order to be infected with HSV2, there has to be skin-to-skin contact between an infected person and a partner. HSV2 is not transmitted through semen.
The two strains of the herpes simplex virus cause both cold sores and genital herpes. Both cause a lifelong infection. Ask anyone who gets cold sores and they'll tell you how unpleasant these little sores and blisters can be. Cold sores, which usually appear on your lips or the skin around your mouth, are also known as oral herpes and are caused by the herpes simplex virus HSV.