Sexual Health Genital herpes transmission. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI that causes blisters or sores on the skin on or around the genitals. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus HSV — type 1 and type 2. Once you have been infected with herpes simplex virus, it stays in your body forever.
Can You Get an STI from a Hand Job? And 9 Other Questions, Answered
STD from Hand Job, Oral, and More: 10 FAQs About Risks and Safety
Technically, it is possible, yes. I saw this issue on medline, and HSV-1 oral herpes can present itself on the genital region, if the person touches their own mouth, which has the infection as being active, and an open sore is present. Also, there is a six day incubation period before the sore becomes visible or open, which is also a time when the herpes is contagious. Generally, this is not spread from hand to genital contact, though- it is usually spread primarily by the open sore making contact with the genital or mouth area. It can't be spread to the regular skin areas where broken skin is not present.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus HSV. Infection with HSV can cause painful sores and blisters around the lips, genitals, or anus. Sometimes, infection with HSV causes no sores.
But if your partner has HPV and genital secretions like semen or vaginal wetness get on their hands before they touch your genitals, there is some risk of transmission. This is the only circumstance in which an STI is likely to be transmitted through receiving a hand job. In very rare cases, bloodborne infections like HIV or hepatitis could be contracted from a partner with either of these conditions who had a cut on their hand — but again, this is very rare. If your partner would like to touch themselves while giving you a hand job, ask them to use their other hand instead of alternating hands. To transmit an STI through giving a hand job, you would have to come into contact with semen or an open sore and touch your own skin afterward.