I was diagnosed with HSV-1 on the genitals last month. I know you get that from oral sex and type 2 via intercourse. I've read that people wish they had HSV-1 rather than HSV-2. Why is that? Aren't they basically the same thing, except you get one from oral sex and one from intercourse? To me, herpes is herpes and both types are bad in my opinion. Sorry, I'm still new to this and still learning about herpes.