Actually...that is worse as regards herpes. If a condom is not used for non-intercourse sexual activity, then the danger of transmission is even greater because it increases the areas of skin-to-skin contact.
There are better ways of learning to avoid spreading herpes than simply banning things like kissing and holding hands. Especially between people who do not routinely "sleep around" enough to get herpes in the first place.
Dissident, I'm surprised at you.
Based on whatever past discussions we had when you were here under a previous nick in the past?
Haven't you already figured this out by yourself?
One thing I have figured out based on my share of sexual contact with women who are legal adults is that herpes is not exactly easy to spread through simple kissing, hand holding, providing back massages, etc., since even sexually active people who take precautions can avoid getting it and spreading it around without prohibitive legal banning of sexual contact. And this would apply double for younger people, whom we would be even more responsible with during a possible sexual contact if such was legally permitted. Oftentimes, responsible behavior goes a lot further than any type of prohibitive laws ever could.