Dating with herpies
With the right combination of medication, conversation and understanding, it’s still very possible to form and maintain normal romantic relationships.
In this guide, we’ll cover the essentials of dating with herpes, from coming to terms with the fact that you have the virus to disclosing herpes to your partner, educating them about the virus and reducing your risk of transmission.
Since being diagnosed with genital herpes in 2011, she has dedicated her life to breaking down the stigma around herpes and providing resources for people struggling to come to terms with their condition. We put so much pressure on ourselves and all of our insecurities are pushed to the surface when it comes to dating.If you’re concerned that you may have caught genital herpes from a partner, be sure to read our guide to the signs and symptoms of genital herpes.And if you're interesting in getting tested for herpes, we have you covered there, too.Finding this out can be devastating news, especially from the perspective of your dating and romantic life.After all, you have an incurable, lifelong virus that spreads through either oral or sexual contact—two things that, last we checked, are pretty important in every romantic relationship.