Dating someone with a cold sore

Most people find that their partners are both supportive and understanding.

It is a common assumption to initially think that a person may base their judgement of you on the fact you have genital herpes. People fear the possibility of rejection but the reality of this is that it rarely happens.

This is because some people’s immune systems have the ability to completely suppress the virus.

Cold sores are usually confined to the mouth area (particularly on and around the lip). Less commonly, cold sores can occur on other facial areas such as above the mouth, the nose, nostrils, cheek or chin.

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.

Cold sores can also appear on the fingers, this is referred to as ‘Herpes Whitlow‘.

My head tells me to handle this like a mature gentleman.

I had barely finished my first semester of college when I found out I had herpes.

A high school friend and I wound up taking our friendship a little further, and 20 seconds into the act that would change my life forever, he stopped.

If you’ve been physically intimate, freaking out was probably your first reaction (Do I now have herpes? Then come the other questions: Is herpes a deal breaker? But first, let’s get straight on what herpes is and what it isn’t.

Are you stupid to continue a relationship with someone who has herpes? There are two viruses that people talk about when they talk about herpes: Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and Herpes Simplex Virus 2, or HSV-1 and HSV-2.

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