Genital herpes and dating

21-Jul-2019 08:11

Then she starts talking about how crucial communication and honestly are for her, and I agree yes of course that is central.

Long story short, she tells me "Adrian, I have genital herpes." She goes on to tell me about how it's "one of the most common" sexually transmitted infections, and that it isn't serious from a medical standpoint, and that aside from outbreaks, there are no complications from it.

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.

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.

It doesn't matter what virus you have or what decisions you've made in life, there's no justification for that.I am listening to her, trying to keep up eye contact, and listen, just listen, to what she is saying.She gets done talking and asks me if I have any questions, but at that point, I am kind of shocked and sit there in silence.Ella Dawson: Now, when I date, I have to have a conversation about the fact that I have an STI.That used to really freak me out, especially in the beginning when I was newly diagnosed and still learning about the virus and very self-conscious about it.

It doesn't matter what virus you have or what decisions you've made in life, there's no justification for that.

I am listening to her, trying to keep up eye contact, and listen, just listen, to what she is saying.

She gets done talking and asks me if I have any questions, but at that point, I am kind of shocked and sit there in silence.

Ella Dawson: Now, when I date, I have to have a conversation about the fact that I have an STI.

That used to really freak me out, especially in the beginning when I was newly diagnosed and still learning about the virus and very self-conscious about it.

With few exceptions, people don't date solely because they want to have sex.