I guess you can say like a bump that isn't fully developed. However, if you experience significant pain with any outbreak you should ask your doctor about antiviral medicines. In the end, who wants to go out with a girl who has sores around her you-know-what? If you have had other sexual partners before, especially with unprotected sex but not always , it's possible -- though less likely, unless you just didn't notice an initial outbreak -- you had the herpes for a while, but only saw that outbreak because your immune system was so stressed out from dealing with the other infections. Gathering information is the first step in prevention and is essential when protecting yourself and your partner.