Causes of Genital Herpes are:

  • HSV-1 - This is the type that usually causes fever blisters around your mouth, though it can be spread to your genital area during oral sex.
  • HSV-2 - This is the type that commonly causes genital herpes. The virus spreads through sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact. HSV-2 is very common and highly contagious in nature.