Re: giving myself genital herpes?
Chances are you've had oral herpes for a long time, even though you did not know it. You did not infected your own genitals. If you have type 1 oral, you cannot give yourself type 2 out of the blue, they are two different strands of the virus.
A lot of people don't know they carry herpes virus. It is possible your boyfriend infected you without knowing he had it.
So if you have recent type 2 infection, it is safe to say you got it from him.