Herpes internet dating
They should not have blamed you or shamed you – they both made their own decisions not to use safer sex.
I hope in the future you’ll meet men who understand that safer sex is not just necessary, it’s also pleasurable and sexy.
My reasoning was at least if (and when) he rejected me, at least we would have only wasted one date.” She came to realize that she was giving into “all those feelings of inadequacy, self-loathing, and depression …
I felt broken, worthless, and alone.” Read how she emerged from what she calls “the yuck.” Instead, be proactive.
I was monogamous during my marriage (I can’t vouch for my husband) and had no partners between our divorce and the diagnosis.
I’ve been taking acyclovir daily since that doctor visit and have never had an outbreak.
(For more about safer sex for seniors, see this article on Senior and this on my blog.
As you may already know, there are two types of herpes.
Bad decision on the part of your dates to go without barrier protection even though they know you have herpes.
Type 1 (HSV-1) is the oral herpes that causes cold sores or fever blisters in and around the mouth. The relationship between them is confusing, because during oral sex, you can transmit oral herpes to the genitals, resulting in genital herpes, and genital herpes can be transmitted to the mouth, resulting in oral herpes.
Oral herpes is so common that many of us get it as children from being kissed by relatives.
Your husband or a partner before your marriage might have transmitted it to you without ever knowing they were carrying the virus.
Don’t assume that your husband was unfaithful – if he had herpes, he might have gotten it before you met.