Dating someone herpes tips
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.The nurse who examined me revealed that she had herpes and said it was no big deal.I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes, but I didn't know exactly what to do.As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.
The fact that he'd been honest about this pretty major thing before we'd even met was a testament to how trustworthy he was, and maybe because of that, I continued to pursue him.
Less than a week later, I found myself in excruciating pain.
It hurt to walk, and I couldn't use soap anywhere near my genital area.
Jenelle Marie Davis, 34, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will gladly explain why having herpes isn’t the end of the world. It took years for Davis, founder of The STD Project, which encourages awareness and acceptance of various sexually transmitted diseases, and spokesperson for Positive Singles, a dating site for people with STDs, to come to terms with the diagnosis she got at age 16.“My mom says the entire way home from my appointment, I cried and said no one would ever love me, no one would ever want me, and I’d never get married,” Davis tells SELF.
When she was diagnosed with herpes almost three years ago, Whitney Carlson, 29, a social media editor in Chicago, had a similar reaction.