Dating a man with genital herpes
The reality is that herpes can happen to anybody who has ever been kissed on the lips or had sex — that’s a LOT of people.
Herpes isn’t deadly and it usually doesn’t cause any serious health problems.
Even though the virus hangs around in your body for life, it doesn’t mean you’ll be getting sores all the time.
The best thing to do when you find out you have herpes is follow your doctor’s directions for treating it.
Parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and other family members can also be a source of comfort.
You might not need to tell them the very first time you hang out, but you should let them know before you have sex.
So when the relationship starts heading down that path and you feel like you can trust the person, that’s probably a good time.
And most people know that herpes is super common and not a big deal.
Try not to play the blame game when you talk to your partner.