So I get cold sores. I'll get a huge outbreak once or twice every year but sometimes I'll get a small one. I know a lot about the virus thanks to my doctor, but there's only one I'm uncertain of. Am I not allowed to frequently kiss my partner? We see each other every day. I don't kiss him while I have an active cold sore but Ill kiss him when the cold sore is gone. But since I have the virus, does this mean I just simply can't kiss him? Or have oral sex for that matter.