Sex with herpes can be intimate, romantic, loving, and fun.Research has even given us data that shows how likely (or really, “unlikely”) you are to transmit herpes during sex when you take precautions and understand the specific circumstances you might have.Although they both affect the genitals and are transmitted through sexual contact, genital herpes and genital warts are two very different sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
A person who is newly infected with genital herpes will experience their first outbreak within 14 days.
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When activated, the virus travels down the nerves to the infected skin where its activity causes blisters to form.
After a few days, those blisters burst and turn into open sores or ulcers.