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She told me what she knows about it and suggested I do some research and educate myself. Question: How would YOU view a prospective sexual partner informing you of their issue, and how would you handle the situation? You'd be surprised how many people have misconceptions about genital herpes.
wow that would be a tuff call ......first thing i would do is appreciate and applaud them fer their honesty in telling me.....for what i would do then......well, i havent been in that situation before so i dont really know how i would handle it..........well, my best friend was getting married to her so called man of her dreams...was sleeping around on her from a girl he met at a bar..then caught herpes and passed it on to my friend...situation is a little far from yours...all I can do is be her friend because she was the victim.... Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 5 men have it?
In this case she did not deserve this to happen to her..I stand by her and support her the best I can. She is beautiful, young, and at the top of her modeling career, the only thing that upsets her now is who is gonna want her??? About 20% of the women don't even know they have it because they've never had an outbreak.
In general, you're not contagious unless you're shedding, which is usually accompanied by an outbreak.
With treatment, your occurance of outbreaks can be limited significantly or eliminated altogether.
It's quite possible to engage in sexual activity with someone infected with genital herpes and never contract it yourself. That seems way too high but I'd agree it's probably more prevalent than we'd expect. I was seeing a woman and she informed me that she had it. I appreciated her honesty and all but that killed it for me.
On the downside, condoms do not significantly reduce the risk of infection as the contagious areas (areas where the virus is shedding; usually around the outbreak area) is not coverd by the condom. Had I been more attracted to her I might have taken the risk but even then it's unlikely. You can rationalize it all day long, but there's always some risk involved.
To say her life is over or who'd want her because she has the genital equivilent of a coldsore seems a bit melodramatic. Perhaps if I was somehow %100 certain that I'd end up marrying her at some point I would have gone that extra mile but casually dating someone isn't reason enough for me unfortunately.dated a lady for a while that was afraid she had picked up the virus from a former partner. enough cannot be said for the need to be careful with yourself and your partners. If the worst happens, then you're the one having to explain to your partner what you have, what the risks are, etc., etc.
Maybe your friend should educate herself on the virus. but nothing more The closest I would have come to that was when I was a teenager and got chickenpox.. I don't want something similar in the more sensitive areas among the other things the virus does... she is pre-disposed to cold sores and it scared her to think it was possible she had it. Then, of course, there are those who don't bother telling anyone.
She might feel a little better once she knows what she's dealing with. Herpes is one of your least bit worries when it comes to STDs there are so many worst ones out there..you tell that to her...a model who is so stuck on herself and body.. Well they would no longer be a prospective make-out partner let alone sexual partner I don't care about misconceptions and the fact that it won't kill you like other STDs can, I still think it is nasty and wouldn't want to catch a case of it... I like the fact I never get sick and would hate to catch something like that that can spring up on you at any time.. we abstained till she was checked out and split before the results came in. This young lady contracted it from her partner during what she thought was a 3 year monogomous relationship.
even coldsores creep me out I remember seeing the pictures in some of my mom's medical nursing books (I used to try and gross out my friends with the pictures as a kid)and then again when I was in college and was taking some anatomy/physiology and other bio related courses I got to see some more of the outbreaks... i studied up on it and found there are shields available to prevent infection. supposedly they work but i still would be leary of it. Apparently he was doing a little sleeping around and brought home someone else's luggage. don't think the prevalence is as high as 1 in4, although it might be that within a large city..even so, if a person is nice enuff to disclose it then its up to the other partner as to what the next step should having this infection, i would have to decline and probably end the relationship as much as it may hurt!