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Men acquire HSV primarily on the shaft of the penis and anus, if there is anal contact. This can occur when there are symptoms present in a partner and when there are not. Acquisition through the urethra is less common. Men also shed virus primarily from the shaft of the penis, with or without symptoms, and condoms reduce transmission of HSV 2 from men to women by 96% with regular use. This is because the condom covers the shaft of the penis. Condoms reduce transmission of HSV 2 from women to men by 65% because genital secretions from women can come in contact with part of the penis not fully covered by a condom. Is that what you are asking?