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Question on herpes transmission?

regarding genital herpes or herpes 2 does there need to be an opening in the skin for transmission to occur? if one person has an outbreak and the other person has no breaks in their skin and used a condom how would it be possible for infection to occur? Also is it easier for an infection to occur in females or in males or does it matter?Thank you in advance!
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