Herpes and dating stories
And talking about sex inevitably brings with it a fleet of other personal topics.Add a sexually transmitted disease to the equation, and that conversation can seem impossible to imagine.Since then, I have done lots of internet research, consulted with nurses and doctors, and done a little soul-searching to see how I should deal with the STD.Most opinions agreed, without an outbreak, I was probably not contagious and should be just fine.We hope that you find their stories helpful and informative.Share your story to help others now - it can even be anonymous!Sharing the experiences of other people with herpes can be invaluable, especially if you do not have a local support group or if you feel unable to confide in friends or family.
And if you do have symptoms, they are easily controlled with the use of drugs.
If ok, want to jump on my soapbox for a second, if anyone reading this has herpes, do the right thing, let people know. As far as genital herpes goes, we’re talking 20% of the population.
One of the most difficult things I had to do was call former boyfriends I may have exposed (think it was dormant in my system for quite sometime, I honestly did not know). I think all the readers should take a second to put themselves in your shoes for a moment. That’s 50 MILLION people, a majority of whom don’t even know they’re infected.
I have seen men post on various dating sites where they come right out on their profile stating they have herpes.
And before I found out about my little gem, I would immediately think, "not in my backyard". I thought that if I meet someone, and there seems to be some sort of vibe, I would have the talk pretty quickly, possibly even the first date.