What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly, made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. So, from time to time, I will dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. April is STD Awareness Month, but I can tell you, I, Dr.
I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet.
Forty-five million Americans have herpes — that’s just about all the people living in Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined! Take Valtrex: I don’t like to endorse products, but Valtrex effectively limits the number of outbreaks. Avoid Cold Sores: No kissing, licking, or sucking when your partner has a cold sore because yes, oral herpes, HSV-1, can still cause sores in your crotch. Use Contraceptive Foams: In lab tests, some foams have been shown to kill the herpes virus.
So, before you go discarding a perfectly good guy just because his trunk has some extra junk, here are five ways you can try to safe guard yourself: 1. Less skin contact, less chance to contract the virus. Don’t Have Sex During Outbreaks: If you can see a blister or if they think they can feel an outbreak startin’ something, don’t have sex! Not only does it reduce their symptoms, it also reduces your risk. While there’s no guarantee that it’ll stop the virus in the name of love, if you combined with a condom, you’re at least in theory doubling your preventive measures. Whoever you decide to do or not do, it is your vagina.
I fell in love with a guy and after a bunch of very hot dates, we did the nasty. Right after we has sex, and I was lying there naked next to him in bed, he whispered in my ear that he had genital herpes. My new sexy boyfriend had a secret he should have shared first!
I felt lied to, genuinely hurt, but, most of all, manipulated.
His situation was so sad, I couldn’t even break up with him then. Although, honestly, I always had problems trusting him after that stunt for obvious reasons, and we broke up a few months later.
So, learn from his mistakes and always be upfront with your sexual partners, at the very least for karma’s sake.
A group of men and women of all ages have revealed what it is really like to live with herpes, in the hopes of showing others who have been diagnosed with the common sexually transmitted disease that they are not alone - nor are their lives over.Honest and open: Lance (left), 41, said he is an 'even better person' now that he has been diagnosed, while Anja (right), 51, admitted that she didn't date 'outside of the herpes community' for three years'Even though he didn’t break up with me, it became a card he could play every time we had an argument.If he stood me up, it wasn’t his fault; I was the one with herpes, and I should be grateful he hadn’t left me,' she recalled.'I’m exactly the same person that I was before I was diagnosed.
If anything, I’m probably a better person, and my HSV [Herpes Simplex Virus] status has nothing to do with who I am,' Lance, 41, explained.
But there is one thing you can definitely do to improve the situation. It’s sad, it’s unfair, and it’s crippled a lot of love lives.