Dating a woman with genital herpes, the encounter
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That said, I've got a few thoughts: According to the CDC, most herpes transmissions occur when the infected person shows no symptoms and may not even know they are infected. But I don't think that a lifetime of no sex with the rest of the human race doesn't sound very realistic either. Eventually you will want to have intercourse with your actual lover rather than with a piece of latex, and you never will be able to.
A girl I really care for has Herpes. I hope this works out for you one way or another.
I tell people all the time: Following are some of the basic facts about herpes that might be important points to tell a partner.
And then the small percentage that's left gets them regularly.
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But before going any further with the advice, you really need to talk to her first, to get all those particulars you don't have - whether it's oral or genital, whether she has it under control, etc. So what does this tell us about those people who draw a distinction between a cold-sore on someone's lip, and a sore on someone's dick? What you say and how you say it is going to depend on your own personal style. This allows both people to work off a little nervous energy at the same time. Herpes brought us together, but it's the love, laughter, and good times that keep us close.
As in "that shit does not go away" herpes.
Since they have not been diagnosed, they are unaware that they may be contagious from dating a woman with genital herpes to time. Allow the relationship to develop a little.
You cannot catch genital herpes by sharing cups, towels or bath water, or from toilet seats. Some people recognise certain trigger factors which contribute to an outbreak. But I think that it's workable. Eventually, I met a man online who lived only three miles from me. Not everyone has symptoms, but this doesn't mean you can't pass the virus to others. Mucosal contact is where the risk of infection comes in.
Mostly it was just nice to get acquainted with myself at such a direct angle! Such feelings can themselves bring on a recurrence and so you can easily get into a vicious cycle.
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Most other people in this thread probably don't know either, so don't listen to any of us. Is the risk higher than being in a relationship with someone who is confirmed negative? It spreads down the nerve to break out on the skin from time to time. If you don't care whether you get it, then great, go ahead and get serious with this woman. And stuffing bits of gym-mat where it shouldn't be stuffed.
Reading up on the experiences of the already afflicted will help you decide what it means to you. But that's ok because it's our lives, our bodies and our choices to make and we don't have to justify them to anyone. That's what dating is all about: Less than a week later, I found myself in excruciating pain.
The discussion could take place anywhere you feel safe and comfortable. Furthermore, condoms don't cover every part that might get infected common infection sites for men include the scrotum and inner thighs -- where do you get a rubber that covers those? What can we do to reduce my chances of getting the Herpes infection?