Dating with herpes simplex 1
In others words, performing oral sex on someone with HSV-2 you can get mouth sores and someone with lip sores can give their partner HSV-1 on the genitals by performing oral sex." (For the record, the two types of herpes are almost exactly the same.)But Vivi, a 28-year-old fashion blogger, who gets only cold sores, still doesn't consider herself to have herpes and has never told any sexual partners about her cold sores before having sex. It's benzoylmethylecgonine.'"I recently disclosed to a new partner that I had herpes.
There's the shame you feel every time you pick up your Valtrex prescription at CVS with a long line behind you.
There's the awkwardness of telling new partners — because you're not vulnerable enough when you first start dating someone.
The other day, a friend made a nasty comment about herpes in front of me and then quickly apologized. I told him that I'd seen the Abreva in his medicine cabinet once after I asked to steal some Q-tips, but he hastily got defensive and rambled about how he'd "really gotten only one cold sore in his entire life." The last time I had heard that stupid, godforsaken sentence was just after I had been diagnosed with herpes simplex virus 1 — the same strain that causes cold sores on your mouth — on my genitals.
"I wasn't sure if you'd be offended," he said, kindly thinking of my dirty, herpetic soul."It's no big deal," I said, "I mean, don't you have it too? A guy I was dating at the time went down on me, as you do, with no disclosure of previous cold sores he'd had. This dopey-ass, Soundcloud-having, Vimeo-Plus-subscribing dude had a Valtrex prescription for his frequent cold sores — one he hadn't been using — but didn't think that going down on me could transmit anything.
The stigma mostly comes from a lack of accurate knowledge about the virus.