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!
sure the books I saw pictures of had rather bad cases, not everyone gets it that bad and outbreaks aren't usually all that often but if there is that chance.. ....why, because it is an incurable condition, and eventually it can be passed over!!!
Babylonia.....stated: What gets me is that people are so frikkin worried about genital herpes and post lewd and disgusting posts on a thread where their opinions aren't appreciated. Remember too that oral herpes is just one different strain from gential herpes and if your partner has HSV-1 on their mouth, you CAN VERY WELL get it yourself - even genitally. Remember that when you are dating someone with a cold sore.
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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.
The only true way not to get anything is to never have sex on any level at any time....does that not seem a little backwards and stupid?
Since one in four women have herpes and one in five men have it, it seems only natural that you would discuss it and your choices as you would with any other disease that your partner could or could not receive by sharing body fluids with you on all levels in all places and at all times.....
I would be curious as to how they got it, then the situation may be different but still, I have a feeling I couldn't.
Yes they were brave enough to tell me and I would thank them that they did, but I would most likely be honest and say nothing would happen because of it. I know THREE PEOPLE who got genitlal herpes by their selfish prick-of-a-person partner who never gave them the chance to DECIDE how they would safeguard themselves from it.
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