Can You Have Unprotected Sex With Herpes?

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Herpes is a viral disease that is transmitted through direct skin to skin contact and so if you or your partner has herpes anytime you have unprotected sex you are at risk of transmitting the virus to each other. That being said there are ways for you to have a fulfilling sex life once you have discussed the risks with your sex partner. By avoiding sex during outbreaks you lower the risk of transmission significantly although not completely since the virus has the ability to shed and be contagious even when there are no symptoms present.By using a latex condom you can significantly lower the risk further.

Note: This article is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your specific condition.