It Is not possible for a person to catch genital herpes from
performing oral sex. When a person performs oral sex the oral region of the person body (the mouth) comes In contact with a partner's genitals. It Is
possible to catch oral herpes by performing oral sex on a partner with
genital herpes. Performing oral sex Is oral to genital contact. In
order for a person to catch genital herpes that person almost always
must come In direct contact with herpes genitally.
You could catch genital herpes If a partner with oral herpes performs
oral sex on you. Genital herpes could spread by vaginal sex, receiving
oral sex or by anal sex. It Is not possible for a person to catch
genital herpes by "only performing oral sex". In very rare cases herpes
Is spread by sexual foreplay.