My friend said I was too much like a sister, and he couldn't continue. I worried about how that incident would affect our friendship.Little did I know my worries would extend far beyond that concern.If you test positive, and your partner is positive... Since you cannot pass the virus to someone already positive, then you can both enjoy a worry-free sexual intimacy.2. Maybe ask them to tell you more about the virus and what it's like to live with it. Don't get sexual when your partner has "The Talk" with you. Many people have long term relationships with a herpes partner and NEVER GET THE VIRUS. But, there's still that chance of getting the virus if you are dating someone with herpes.
Jenelle Marie Davis, 34, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will gladly explain why having herpes isn’t the end of the world. It took years for Davis, founder of The STD Project, which encourages awareness and acceptance of various sexually transmitted diseases, and spokesperson for Positive Singles, a dating site for people with STDs, to come to terms with the diagnosis she got at age 16.“My mom says the entire way home from my appointment, I cried and said no one would ever love me, no one would ever want me, and I’d never get married,” Davis tells SELF.
When she was diagnosed with herpes almost three years ago, Whitney Carlson, 29, a social media editor in Chicago, had a similar reaction.
The infection, which is caused by the herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 viruses and passed via skin-to-skin contact, can show up as a cluster of sores on the mouth area or genitals.
It can also be asymptomatic, so most people with herpes don’t know they have it, which is a large part of the reason why it’s so prevalent.
I know this guy that actually married a girl with the herps.