Many people have ask of my opinion on whether dating people with herpes is high risk or not.
I sometimes refer them to the statistics I share in one of my previous post that at least 1 in 4 women have herpes condition.
The reason for this is that if you have genital herpes, your natural barrier of protection, the skin, might be compromised with small sores or lesions in and around the vagina and cervix that you might not even feel. Stigma: Herpes dating sites often give women who are newly diagnosed a chance to meet some really wonderful and normal men and women.
These openings in the skin are access points to HIV and other STD’s and infections. So many women with herpes who have been sexually responsible think that they are all alone.
I would LOVE to talk to another person who was/is in my position, or any advice you can give me on dating someone with HSV2...
Or if you have HSV2 and are dating someone who doesn't, it would be great to hear your perspective.
It is still very surprising that a lot of people still see people with herpes condition as those that are dirty.
They see them as people that are sexually irresponsible and promiscuous.
STD’s come in all different forms, and while HSV is the 2nd most common STD, it is not the ONLY ONE.
I accept that I'm flawed, imperfect, selfish etc., but I'm self-aware enough to know it when my selfishness is likely to manifest as meanness to another person.I'd like to limit the damage I cause to others... As a male, if you do nothing but avoid sex anytime she has obvious genital symptoms, you are 96% likely each year NOT to contract hsv2 from her.
If she takes daily suppressive therapy, you use condoms and avoid sex when she has anything going on genitally, it's a 99% likelihood each year that you won't contract hsv2 from her.
I have learned so much in the last 16 years from my own experience of dating with herpes and supporting women with herpes in my private practice and herpes Pink Tent™ support forum.
While I never chose to use a herpes dating site myself, many women out there do and I totally support them in their choice. Benefits and Risks Of Using a Positive Singles Dating Site or Herpes Dating Site 1.
He doesn't pressure me at all, in fact he hates talking about it; it's like he'd rather not deal with it.