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unprotected sex

By Anonymous February 19, 2016 - 12:25pm
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im a female and like other females..i put myself at risk by having unprotected sex with a women diagnosed with herpes..can i get it by grinding on her without clothes on???

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Herpes is a common skin disease that's caused by a virus and can affect your mouth and/or the area around the penis or vagina (genital), upper thighs or buttocks. You can be infected by:

  • Kissing someone with a cold sore
  • Oral, anal and vaginal sex
  • Touching any area infected with herpes

So yes, you can get it if you're not careful.  Here is some additional information for you to look into. 

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Genital Herpes

Be well,


February 19, 2016 - 2:47pm
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