Dating a girl with oral herpes

11-Apr-2020 22:00 by 3 Comments

Dating a girl with oral herpes

It hurt to walk, and I couldn't use soap anywhere near my genital area.

However, the risk of transmission is low…especially if you’re on a daily antiviral treatment.

Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection that remains permanently in the nerve cells.

Many people are unaware they have it, because they don't experience symptoms or because they attribute the symptoms to something else. Years later, I've come to the realization that he knew he had herpes, and that is the reason he stopped in the midst of our sexual adventure.

If you have HSV-2 genitally, transmission of the virus through oral sex to your partner’s mouth is also relatively unlikely.

HSV-2 doesn’t like to live in the oral area, but that’s not to say it couldn’t be transmitted to his mouth.

As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.

I was thinking that I'd probably never go on another date, or get a boyfriend for that matter, and I'd certainly never have sex again.

In 1989, when I got herpes, the nurse told me I couldn't transmit the virus unless I was having an outbreak.

(At the time, many doctors and other health care providers believed this to be the case, although a number of research studies had already suggested otherwise.) So, I decided to keep quiet.

A high school friend and I wound up taking our friendship a little further, and 20 seconds into the act that would change my life forever, he stopped.

My friend said I was too much like a sister, and he couldn't continue. I worried about how that incident would affect our friendship.

Recently, I met a wonderful guy and we’ve been dating.