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Herpes from F/F touching?

Hello,

I am in college, and recently my best friend told me that she got herpes after sleeping with a guy on my college's basketball team. I was a little thrown off but I hadn't seen her since before she had sex with him so I didn't think I had anything to worry about.   About a day ago I went to a party, and I followed her into the bathroom to make sure she was safe and everything. She was drunk and peed in front of me, then was preparing herself to have sex with the same guy so she washed up a little. She then touched my back and hugged me before washing her hands.

Throughout the night, I also grinded on her a little bit, and I was wearing leggings while she was wearing jeans. I guess i'm a little paranoid about the whole situation. I haven't had any symptoms but im still concerned. Should I consider a test?
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No need to test. You're fine.

Herpes isn't spread by hands, even if she somehow managed to get virus on her hands while using the bathroom, which is unlikely. It also doesn't go through clothing, like your shirt or leggings, or her jeans.

The only way to transmit herpes is through direct skin to skin contact, like mouth to genitals (if someone has oral herpes - think cold sores), or genital to genital or genital to anal contact (rubbing, grinding or penetration, all while unclothed).

Oral hsv1 can be transmitted by kissing, and can be transmitted by oral sex. Genital herpes isn't likely to go from the genitals to the mouth, though, whether it's ghsv1 or ghsv2. (The number indicates the strain of the virus, not the location. If you get herpes from someone performing oral sex on you, you have genital hsv1, not hsv2.)

Hope that helps. Casual contact doesn't ever transmit herpes. :)
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Thank you so much!
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