Yes, cold sores or the zoster type of herpetic infection can be transmitted by kissing.To prevent ping-pong sexual diseases it is important for both partners to discuss their situation freely and seek medical attention at the same time.
: I have been dating a wonderful man for several months and we are about to enter into a sexual relationship.We both have genital herpes but neither have had an outbreak in a long time.I have an obsessive compulsive disorder, with real concern about contamination. Here are my questions: If he catches herpes from me, can I get it back on other parts of my body?1- If I perform oral sex on him, can I get it on or in my mouth?However, unless you have some immune defect, you and your husband are most unlikely to become an ever increasing pair of herpetic masses in a kind of viral ping-pong game.
If your husband has genital herpes and is shedding virus, performing fellatio on him can likely lead to sores in your mouth, or you may acquire vaginal lesions through unprotected intercourse.
Herpetic sores should be considered as infectious at all times.
Some time ago, we used to advise people that once the sores had dried and crusted, they were no longer capable of passing the virus.
Some of the other STDs can be asymptomatic or nearly so in women.
This might be something for you to think about or give consideration to checking into. Unless your sister-in-law has lesions on her hands, she is unlikely to pass the infection along.
Examples are numerous couples married for years where one has a quiescent infection while the other has failed to acquire it.