Dating with oral herpes

Living with HSV1 is perfectly fine in my mind, but not in the minds of others.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.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members. To all people saying they wouldn't date a person with non-STD cold sores...They also told me, since HSV1 is incredibly common, it’s nothing to stress about.

It’s much harder to tell someone if they just found out they’re infected with herpes.Because fear of rejection is a concern, it leads some to question why they should risk talking about herpes. Instead they abstain during herpes outbreaks, practice safe sex at other times, and hope for the best.This strategy may have more disadvantages than advantages.You could have gotten oral herpes when you were a child for sure. Saying you don't is ignorant, it's not a sexually transmitted infection.Although its not typically sexually transmitted, you can give oral HSV1 to someone with oral sex and infect their genitals. To all people saying they wouldn't date a person with non-STD cold sores... If you have stress, a cold, fever, trauma, a whole list of things can trigger it, but if you get a small cold sore, then you have it..it can hide for decades and not show it's head.

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