I have genital HSV, not sure if it's type 1 or 2 because you can get both anywhere on the body. THere is no place on earth so fine as in a man's arms. I would happily be a platonic friend to some man who would put up with that, but regretably I met a real man and he loved to touch me but changed his mind when he found out I had Herpes. Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice.The idea of choosing to date someone with it or not is ridiculous, because you don't have a choice if they don't tell you, and many people are too ashamed to tell. People think they can do a visual check to see if a partner has got it, but there is something called asymptomatic shedding. I wish I weren't so emotional and I try to be sensible but it hurts so very much when someone instinctively reacts that way to you. If you or someone close to you is currently in crisis or in an emergency situation, contact your local law enforcement agency or emergency number.
Thanks I would date them, but I would probably not become sexually involved with them.
Through very radical alternative treatments (oral hydrogen peroxide, total health), I've been able to get it into remission for 2 years and counting.
It really cannot affect the quality of my life now, but it's been a rough road. I rarely get outbreaks and they go away really quickly. The mental and emotional anguish is worse - the fear that men will shun you and hurt you feel when they turn off.
So, if someone actually tells you and you can take the proper precautions, your chances are better. I put him off for a bit then I said ok, I'll come across, I like you and trust you and then I told him about the herpes.
Personally, anyone who rejects me because of it doesn't deserve me anyway. For instance, if my ex had of told me, I would have still been with her and I probably wouldn't have it now. Cause IMO that places a sexual limitation on the relationship. Originally posted by UCFKevin I've wondered for a while, if someone does have herpes, couldn't that potentially get them laid a lot MORE? Wow, did he change all of a sudden from touchy cuddly mr.