Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that equally affects both the genders. It is generally characterized by tingling pain, severe itching and sores in the genital areas. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is the main culprit for causing genital herpes. Sexual contact is the primary way that the virus spreads from one individual to another. After the initial infection attack, the virus lies dormant in your body and can reactivate several times in a year.