Dating someone with genital herpes
It’s true that the majority of the time, genital outbreaks are symptomatic of HSV II, but you can be infected by either type in either location, or even have both types in a given location — which makes me think that, functionally speaking, distinguishing between oral and genital infections is pointless.If you can asymptomatically shed the virus from any point of your body and it can infect any point of another person’s body, isn’t any type or location of herpes just…herpes?This may occur for some days, during or after which reddened areas will show up on the genitals. The blisters will then burst, generally to leave sores that heal gradually, normally without scarring.The extremity of this first herpes episode differs between individuals, but for some it may be severe and if not treated it will last for as much as three weeks.And I wouldn’t be dramatic, just simply say, you need to know something, I have herpes.I control it with medication, but no matter how you slice it, it is what it is. I have gone through "the conversation" a million times in my mind.
And if you do have symptoms, they are easily controlled with the use of drugs.
Finding out down the road that their partners has herpes.
I've always had trouble connecting with others, so limiting the future dating pool sounds like a bad choice.
A week went by, and we continued to abstain from sex, although we were seeing each other almost daily at this point. I already knew I had HSV I — typically expressed orally as cold sores on the mouth — but my partner wasn't sure if he had HSV I or HSV II.
As a woman with a deep-seated fear of HIV and plenty of education on the subject, I realized that I hadn’t spent much time studying the ramifications of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). A common misconception is that HSV I is exclusive to the mouth and HSV II is exclusive to the genitals. My head tells me to handle this like a mature gentleman.