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My newfound herpes education led me to make a choice: I was going to have sex with this guy.
At that point, I had real feelings for him and didn't want to walk away.
I take acyclovir and have no outward symptoms, but the herpes is getting in the way of my having a relationship. I’d never had an outbreak before a “boil” developed on my backside 15 years ago, shortly after my husband of 20 years and I divorced.
The outbreaks are merely expressions of an internal virus — the virus does not live on the skin itself.
He had been infected as a teenager and was used to managing outbreaks and mixed reactions from partners, which explains why he was so patient with me.
The fact that he'd been honest about this pretty major thing before we'd even met was a testament to how trustworthy he was, and maybe because of that, I continued to pursue him.
(Mostly it was just nice to get acquainted with myself at such a direct angle! Before I had sex with someone with genital herpes, I needed to accept the very real possibility that I would become infected — and I needed to decide that it would be okay.
We don’t make a big deal about cold sores, so why is the same type of sore such a big deal once it hits below the belt?