Question: Is it safe to date someone with herpes?

Between outbreaks, its OK to have sex, as long as your partner understands and accepts the risk that they may contract herpes. For example, as long as you dont have herpes sores on your mouth, you can perform oral sex on your partner, including when you have an outbreak of genital symptoms.

How can I protect myself from my partner with herpes?

Here are other ways to avoid getting herpes from your partner:Always use condoms and dental dams during oral, anal, and vaginal sex.Talk with your partner about taking herpes medicine every day, which can lower their chances of spreading herpes.Dont have sex during a herpes outbreak, even with a condom.15 Jan 2020

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