He told me he didn't have any STDs. I got a cold sore on my mouth three days later although this is not uncommon for me. Do I have herpes? This is a great question. We can't know your exact status based on the information you gave us, but we can tell you some important things about herpes. HSV-1 is often referred to as oral herpes.
The short answer is yes. Herpes type 1 and herpes type 2 can even be located both orally and genitally. You read the right. Either strain of the herpes simplex virus can live in your mouth or your privates. Herpes both types and locations is incurable and it is pretty contagious.
Cold Sores and Oral Sex Risks – Mistakes That You MUST Avoid!
Back to Health A to Z. Cold sores are common and usually clear up on their own within 10 days. But there are things you can do to help ease the pain.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Cory Stieg. Pesky little cold sores love to sprout up at the most inconvenient times, huh? Maybe you got yours right before your wedding, the first day at a new job, or — perhaps the most infuriating — the night when you were finally planning to seal the deal with a new sexual partner.