Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can cause infections anywhere on your body, and both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are more common than you think. The prevalent statistics you encounter in drug commercials, sex ed, and PSAs are inconsistent and often confusing.
That’s because herpes infections are much more complicated than we paint them in our SNL sketches and stand-up routines. It’s from Project Accept.org: Around 75% of Americans carry HSV 1 or HSV 2 somewhere on their body.
Hey everyone,, So this is the first time posting on a forum. I'm now 21yo and only now realising the true re-percussion of having contracted it.
Since diagnosed it never really dawned on me what impact it would have on my life, being so young I was basically just concentrating on my career and it wasn't really an issue to me.
Am already getting signs that I've been progressing too "slowly" she's been throwing herself at me and its the most depressing/frustrating experience I think I've ever had having to find excuses why "oh, I need to go"its actually crippling.
Love to hear your thoughts, pretty much losing my mind.
We have a connection but after a few dates its obvious to the both of us that sex will come on the 4th date. Girls my age that start dating guys, are almost always having sex within the first week.
My question is: After reading up about having "the talk", it seems everyone says the same thing. They continue to say that you need to have the talk earlier than later, suggesting thirdish date. If its stretched out any further they detach and give the cold shoulder.
I have seen men post on various dating sites where they come right out on their profile stating they have herpes.
As far as I can figure if I want to try and stay with her, perhaps just suggesting we don't have sex while I sort through this is a good approach. Taking the risk of contracting it (assuming I haven't already) is a big risk even if statistically small as women I'd date in the future I'd obviously have to tell assuming I tested positive.