Dating with genital herpes
Even as a feminist who it was just a skin condition, there was that dark, societally-trained part of my brain that told me I was now dirty and useless.
But I was sure I would never have sex again, that no one would ever love me again — it was very, very hard for me at 19.
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How and when do you disclose to partner/s that you have an STI?Usually it's an ingrown but you can never be too sure. Woman B: It had no impact whatsoever on my sex life with the boyfriend who gave it to me, because he already had it. And while I had medication for outbreaks on hand, I have not had an outbreak since my initial one.As for sex with my current boyfriend, it hasn't affected us either — except now I take Valaciclovir, an antiviral drug used to manage herpes, to reduce the likelihood that I'll pass it onto him as he doesn't have the virus.I was incredibly comforted by one nurse practitioner I saw.
She told me she'd gotten it at my age and then picked up a family portrait on her desk, featuring a catalog-perfect husband, kids, and dogs on the beach.Once I'm in a serious relationship, I often mention it, just because it's a fact about me that I want to share, just like being adopted or my hometown or what I studied in college. Woman B: When I first began dating my current boyfriend, quite early on in the relationship before we'd done anything physical, I just told him that before we go any further he needed to know something important about me.