For many people who carry the herpes virus, it’s not easy to handle life after herpes. For herpes treatment, you can follow the instructions of doctors. As for date with herpes, there are still some things you should pay attention to.
How to date with herpes
1. Accepting the herpes positive results and try to know more about it
How did you feel when you first got the news, anxiety, worried, scared, even angry? Your doctor may ask you to calm down and tell you some tips about treating herpes.
Since you have got herpes already, save your time to learn more about it. Although herpes has many strains, the most common are two types: HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1, also shown as cold sores, normally happened in the lips and mouths. Both HSV-2 and HSV-1 can cause genital herpes.
Herpes can be latent in the body for many years. Many people don’t know it until an outbreak.
There is one important thing that people can still pass this virus to their sexual partners even without a sign.
2. Herpes is very common
Genital herpes is common in the United States. More than one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes, according to the CDC statistics.
People often worry about discrimination and prejudice from friends or potential partners which are more horrible than the virus itself. To be honest, it does happen sometimes. Someone is cruel on the STD issues. In some point, some people who judge you may also have herpes. They may don’t know it without a sign. Or they just want to cover their intense.
3. Managing your emotion stress
Before telling your potential partner or starting a new relationship, you should manage your stress. Don’t pass it to them. It can only make things worse.
It’s almost impossible to know when you got the virus and from whom since herpes has the incubation period. So instead of making yourself nervous or blaming fate, you should reduce the stress and deal with it rationally.
If you are afraid that you can’t manage it, just let time tell you. With time passing away, you will handle it at ease.
4. Telling your sexual partner that you have herpes
Living with herpes is not a death sentence of your sexual life. You can still lead a normal and happy life with someone worthy of your love.
When you date with herpes and want to have a deeper connection with your potential partner, you should consider telling him/her that you carry the herpes virus.
If people reject you directly because of the virus, he/she isn’t the right one you are looking for. Don’t waste your time anymore.
5.Communicating with your partner about the herpes facts
It’s quite normal that your potential partner may want to know more about herpes after you have the talk. You should tell him/her the truth you have learned. You should also let them know the risk of getting the virus.
If they can’t accept it, remember that it isn’t your fault. They may not want to take the risk.
6. Be positive, no cheating
During the herpes talk, try your best to be positive and no cheating behavior. A negative attitude can only leave a bad impression. Your partner may wrongly exaggerate the bad effect which is misled by the attitude.
As for cheating, people can know many herpes facts even just by Google.
7. Practice the protected sex by using the condom correctly
Although there is no cure for herpes, you can control the frequency of herpes outbreak by taking medication, strengthening the body immunity system and keeping some good life habits.
As for sexual interaction, using the condom correctly can reduce the risk of passing this virus. Plus, avoiding any sexual activities during the outbreak or coming outbreak when the virus is active can minimize the risk.