Dating with herpes 1
Can I date if I have herpes?
Dating with herpes can be a challenging experience. While the virus is very common ( about two thirds of all adults have HSV-1, and 11 percent to 20 percent HSV-2 ), finding out that you have herpes can have a significant effect on your self-esteem and interest in meeting new people.
Should you tell your partner you have herpes?
Dating with herpes means telling potential partners, which can be scary. But it’s necessary. “It’s good to have the conversation because there is a potential risk of transmission,” Cherrell Triplett, M.D., an ob/gyn who practices at Southside OBGYN and Franciscan Alliance in Indianapolis, Indiana, tells SELF.
Is it normal to have a reaction to genital herpes?
This is a normal, common reaction. Finding out you have a sexually transmitted infection isn’t an enjoyable experience, and it’s completely normal to assume that catching herpes will mean the end of your sexual and romantic life. The reality, however, is that genital herpes isn’t as big of a deal as you think.
Is a herpes diagnosis really that Big of a deal?
When those other things are true, a herpes diagnosis often doesnt seem like that big a deal. If you like someone enough, herpes can be just something you have to work with. Just like you have to work with a partners snoring or their affection for mornings.