He had been infected as a teenager and was used to managing outbreaks and mixed reactions from partners, which explains why he was so patient with me.
The fact that he'd been honest about this pretty major thing before we'd even met was a testament to how trustworthy he was, and maybe because of that, I continued to pursue him.
It’s true that the majority of the time, genital outbreaks are symptomatic of HSV II, but you can be infected by either type in either location, or even have both types in a given location — which makes me think that, functionally speaking, distinguishing between oral and genital infections is pointless.
It takes a lot of courage for your partner to admit they have herpes to you. Then go home and think about herpes and your relationship for a couple of days. Now, you'll have to decide whether to stay with and continue dating someone with herpes.
This shows a lot about a person to admit to you they have herpes. If you love this person, the decision should be easier.
First of all, you spend a lot of time and energy worrying that your partner is going to get herpes.
It’s much harder to tell someone if they just found out they’re infected with herpes.
It's a big decision dating someone with herpes so here's some suggestions to make sure you're doing the right thing.