Dating partner with herpes
It’s not surprising that you’re starting to wonder whether you really have to disclose that you have herpes before becoming sexual with the men you date, but your decision so far to do so is the right one.
Bad decision on the part of your dates to go without barrier protection even though they know you have herpes.
Long-term adverse effects doing this are rare, even after years.
Since then, I’ve met two man I’ve liked, but eventually both rejected me because they couldn’t get past the fact that I have herpes.
I take acyclovir and have no outward symptoms, but the herpes is getting in the way of my having a relationship. I’d never had an outbreak before a “boil” developed on my backside 15 years ago, shortly after my husband of 20 years and I divorced.
At that time, my doctor told me I had genital herpes.
Experts estimate that at least one in two, and possibly 80% of adults have oral herpes.
You can prevent the transmission by using condoms for fellatio and “dental dams” (aka “sex dams”) for cunnilingus.