Dating with genital herpes
They also told me, since HSV1 is incredibly common, it’s nothing to stress about.
I have not had an outbreak since the original one and have a feeling it probably won’t come back.
Once you’ve come to terms with the infection and learned to manage both the physical and the emotional aspects, you may be thinking about getting back into a relationship, if you’re not already in one.
This can be a tricky and vulnerable time, as you open your heart to another person and face the inevitable “conversation” about HSV.
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.
On the other hand, herpes itself honestly isn’t that big of a deal for most of us.
Remember, most people have Herpes, in the form of Cold Sores, and between 24% and 30% of adults have Genital Herpes.
One of the most important things is to inform your dating partner about your infection (Learn How).