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I am a woman in a relationship with a man. He gets cold sores only around his lips. No genital sores occur for him.

Is it okay to still have penetrative sex while he has active cold sores on his mouth? No kissing, fingerling, or oral will be done to me. Just purely PIV sex.

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replied November 14th, 2018
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A64592
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yes,its ok because there are no chances of transmission if there is no kissing etc.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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