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I'm a virgin. I don't know a lot about sex or anything like that. I know herpes can be contagious and that there are two types of herpes: oral and genital. Okay. So I got kissed on the forehead by somebody who has "inactive" herpes on their lips.. Meaning there weren't any bumps visible.. I heard that it lives in the nerves.. Could this mean I might get herpes on my forehead? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I don't really know much about this type of stuff for so many reasons. I'm lost.
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Herpes is spread through contact with mucous membranes, so you can't ontract it from someone kissing your forehead.

Also, while it is possible for someone to transmit the virus even when they are not having an active outbreak, the chances are much lower.

So, for both of those reasons, you do not have to worry about conracting herpes from the situation you describe.

Here's some mroe info:
The STI Files: Herpes

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