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Painful blisters can be either herpes infection or bacterial infection.
Are you able to post a pic?
They do look like genital herpes.
You should start on treatment with Valacyclovir 1gram 3 times daily for 7 days.
You are contagious now for about 2 weeks.
Please avoid sexual intercourse now.
Yes likely you may have been infected recently.
HSV1 also can cause genital sores.
But you need a confirmation with a sore secretion viral culture or PCR testing.