Made Rebloggable upon Request “Cold Sores ARE Herpes”



Cold sores ARE oral herpes. Most commonly, whenever someone is a child they can get herpes from a family member who gets cold sores kissing them. A LOT of people don’t know that cold sores/fever blisters are herpes and can be spread to the genitals. I’ll see posts on tumblr where people will say things like “got another cold sore, don’t worry it’s not herpes!” or “don’t worry guys cold sores aren’t THAT kind of herpes!” and all I can imagine is how awful it’s going to be when they give their partner genital herpes because they didn’t know that cold sores are herpes. That’s why using protection during oral sex is so important and the fact that many people don’t use protection during oral sex is so devastating! 

make sure it is a cold sore, they are commonly confused with canker sores, which are not herpes.

thank you - i get this question A LOT

(via iamayoungfeminist)

  1. mmlover666 reblogged this from fuckyeahsexeducation
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  6. dutchbag reblogged this from fuckyeahsexeducation and added:
    Just an fyi, people should know this.
  7. destiel2spooky reblogged this from truthlikeablanket and added:
    I’m constantly wondering why I’ve never had a cold sore either.
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    You make public service announcements about everything, Jackie. Also, I am no longer wondering why I have never had a...
  10. toopunktodrive reblogged this from rune-midgarts and added:
    I make public service announcements about this whenever I can. Ask my lunch table.
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    Um there is actually a difference… they’re both the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). But HSV 1 most commonly causes cold...
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    THIS IS WHY WE DON’T SHARE MOUTHPIECES, KIDDIES. As much as I like to think that people would tell me things like this,...
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    This. I got yelled at so many times by countless people for pointing this out.
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    sometimes I see posts on tumblr about people not knowing things… and suddenly I feel intelligent. This is nice. I could...
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