After being diagnosed with herpes, you may think that it’s end for you. Some people who are diagnosed with this disease think that they will never find love again. If you’re seeing someone without a sexually transmitted disease, it’s always a good idea to disclose your condition to your partner before engaging in any intimate activity. If you wait until after you have had sex, the disclosure may seem like a betrayal.
1.Aside from denying your partner the chance to make an informed about the risks, you’re also implying that your condition is more important than the things your partner finds great about you. If your partner really loves you before your reveal your herpes diagnoses, he/she will most likely feel the same even after you tell him/her your true condition. Telling them the truth is for the best so that they don’t feel betrayed.
2.Herpes is also a common disease. In fact, at least twenty percent of the population is affected by genital herpes at some point in their lives. People know one or more individuals with herpes or they may be suffering from it too. They often worry that they will be judged by their friends and partners if their condition is found out. This cannot be avoided as people can be quite mean to someone with herpes. It is, however, important to remember that they might be kind too. Being judgmental to someone they love is hard.
3.You may be worried about the possibility of spreading herpes to your partner. This is a justifiable concern, but keep in mind that there are ways to lower the possibility of transmission during sex. For instance, suppressive therapy can reduce the risk of spreading herpes. It can also help reduce the severity and frequency of outbreaks. Using condoms is also a good decision. Dentals dams and condoms make sex safer and reduce the risk of spreading herpes from the genitals to the mouth. It’s always a good thing to practice safe sex.
4.You also need to remember that you are not the disease. Being diagnosed with herpes may be hard, but after careful deliberation, herpes is only a disease. It doesn’t define who you are. What you need to remember when herpes dating is that it is just dating. The possibility of heartbreak and pain is always there and it’s the same for everyone. Not everyone is after sex. Some date as they like each other’s company. They find each other attractive and remarkable. When your partner truly likes you and the feeling is mutual, herpes is not a big deal. It is something that can be solved.
Some people may reject you, but the one who really loves you will not. If you reveal your condition early, stay informed of the risks of the disease and are willing to do everything to reduce the chances of spreading it to your partner, then you can surely achieve a happy dating life. Being diagnosed with herpes doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find your true love.