Online dating for herpes
Babylonia.....stated: What gets me is that people are so frikkin worried about genital herpes and post lewd and disgusting posts on a thread where their opinions aren't appreciated. Remember too that oral herpes is just one different strain from gential herpes and if your partner has HSV-1 on their mouth, you CAN VERY WELL get it yourself - even genitally. Remember that when you are dating someone with a cold sore.
And if you want to cut out your dating prospects of people who carry either strain (BTW, you can also get HSV-2 orally), you're looking at removing over 85% of the total population who either has oral OR genital cold sores from your dating pool.
even coldsores creep me out I remember seeing the pictures in some of my mom's medical nursing books (I used to try and gross out my friends with the pictures as a kid)and then again when I was in college and was taking some anatomy/physiology and other bio related courses I got to see some more of the outbreaks... i studied up on it and found there are shields available to prevent infection. supposedly they work but i still would be leary of it. Apparently he was doing a little sleeping around and brought home someone else's luggage. don't think the prevalence is as high as 1 in4, although it might be that within a large city..even so, if a person is nice enuff to disclose it then its up to the other partner as to what the next step should having this infection, i would have to decline and probably end the relationship as much as it may hurt!
sure the books I saw pictures of had rather bad cases, not everyone gets it that bad and outbreaks aren't usually all that often but if there is that chance.. ....why, because it is an incurable condition, and eventually it can be passed over!!!
They are an awesome person right off the bat for being honest with you and telling you up front. statistics show 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women have this disease. Every person handles STD's in a different way (affecting their body) just because one person has horrible outbreaks or whatever, doesn't mean the next one will.
It's also a known fact that more men spread this disease than women.
.......can choose to take the risk but then what if your relationship fails for whatever other reason, all you will be left with is an unpleasant reminder of what you one will have to decide how valuable one's state of health is!
It's quite possible to engage in sexual activity with someone infected with genital herpes and never contract it yourself. That seems way too high but I'd agree it's probably more prevalent than we'd expect. I was seeing a woman and she informed me that she had it. I appreciated her honesty and all but that killed it for me.She told me what she knows about it and suggested I do some research and educate myself. Question: How would YOU view a prospective sexual partner informing you of their issue, and how would you handle the situation? You'd be surprised how many people have misconceptions about genital herpes.wow that would be a tuff call ......first thing i would do is appreciate and applaud them fer their honesty in telling me.....for what i would do then......well, i havent been in that situation before so i dont really know how i would handle it..........well, my best friend was getting married to her so called man of her dreams...was sleeping around on her from a girl he met at a bar..then caught herpes and passed it on to my friend...situation is a little far from yours...all I can do is be her friend because she was the victim.... Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 5 men have it?Just my opinion....I respect each woman who has shared that with me first and let me make that decision on my end.....
I don't think I could chance being sexual with someone who has any kind of disease.
It's time we wake up and stop with the puritan attitudes and discuss these things openly. Instead of getting upset and mad about being asked to share and getting a blood test.....should all make it just one more thing to do when dating and wanting a relationship that involves sex.