You cannot get herpes from a toilet seat. Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) spread by skin-to-skin contact. In most cases, the virus enters your body through mucous membranes — the type of skin found in your mouth, genitals or anus. The virus can also enter your body through skin that has tiny scrapes or tears.
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) is known as oral herpes and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV2) is known as genital herpes because of the area of the body they effect. This is slightly misleading as someone with oral herpes (a.k.a. The Common Cold-sore) can pass on HSV1 to their partner's genitals through oral sex and someone with genital herpes can pass on HSV2 to their partner's mouth.
Both herpes 1 and 2 are not able to live on a non-living surface, such as a toilet seat. Therefore, unless the toilet seat you happen to be using is alive (which if it is then catching herpes from a toilet seat would be the least of your worries) then it is not possible to contract herpes from a toilet.
The virus that causes herpes is very delicate and it cannot live long or at all on such surfaces. It requires skin-to-skin contact or bodily fluid contact through sexual encounters in order to live and multiply.
The herpes virus dies quickly outside of the body making it virtually impossible to get the infection through contact with toilets used by an infected person.
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