Dating with genital herpes
After finding out from the doctor at the hospital who flipped me over, lacerated the bumps and bottled the liquids for analysis, I immediately texted said boy and told him to get checked out, because I had some type of herpes.
He promptly told me this was the worst news he had ever heard, and we broke up two short weeks later.
When an individual realizes that he or she has tested positive for Herpes, most people tend to think that it is an end to their dating life or sexual life. The person can continue to have a great dating life in spite of Herpes, but they have to make certain life changes.
There are millions of people all over the world living with Herpes and having a healthy dating life as well.
In the summer of 2011, I was dating a very nice, clean-cut boy on leave from the military who performed oral sex on me, resulting in a few herpes bumps a week later.
I don’t remember seeing anything on his face that day.
The very first week of school, when asked point blank if I had ever had an STD, I blurted out, ‘Yes, I had a cold sore, but I’m not contagious.’ As a result of that little conversation, it was quickly disseminated to the student population that I had herpes, and I was best a stone left unturned. I managed to have a physical and emotional relationship with one person for about a year.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.Keep this in mind when it comes time to discuss Herpes in your new relationship – most people have Herpes Simplex somewhere on their body already. Internet Dating has become a part of everyday life for many people – and thousands of couples have met online, fallen in love, and married.We’ll share some tips on the sites themselves, and then further along, some tips about how to have a good experience with online dating.