None of these guys started screaming at me, they THANKED me and said they would get tested – none of them had it -YAY!!!! And while I’m not an expert in herpes, per se, I do know a number of people who have it, and continue to lead rich, happy, limitless dating lives. Because one second you’re saying “No way” to a guy with herpes, and the next, you’re praying that a guy doesn’t judge you for this one minor thing. According to Herpes.com, 50-80 percent of the American adult population has oral herpes. The scariest part of this whole thing is the staggering ignorance about herpes – a disease that undoubtedly affects someone that you know. Well, let’s just say that I have close friends, clients, and ex-girlfriends who have genital herpes, and none of them are traumatized, hospitalized or ostracized because of it. Just know that if you have the disease, you may be entirely asymptomatic, which would mean that you could potentially transmit it without knowing.And if you do have symptoms, they are easily controlled with the use of drugs.I know this guy that actually married a girl with the herps.He didn't have it himself at the time, but he didn't care and accepted her with open arms. He's a better man than me that's for sure, because I don't think I can date someone with the herps, even if I was the meat between a Mila and Natalie lesbian sandwich.And I wouldn’t be dramatic, just simply say, you need to know something, I have herpes.
Your partner has shown a lot of courage to tell you that they have herpes.
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and can easily be spread to unsuspecting partners.
To protect yourself and your partners, knowledge is key.
Only in extremely rare cases can the virus result in serious infections.
Still, herpes has a social stigma attached to it that for many sufferers is worse than the actual infection.