Maybe your friend should educate herself on the virus. but nothing more The closest I would have come to that was when I was a teenager and got chickenpox.. I don't want something similar in the more sensitive areas among the other things the virus does... she is pre-disposed to cold sores and it scared her to think it was possible she had it. Then, of course, there are those who don't bother telling anyone.
She might feel a little better once she knows what she's dealing with. Herpes is one of your least bit worries when it comes to STDs there are so many worst ones out there..you tell that to her...a model who is so stuck on herself and body.. Well they would no longer be a prospective make-out partner let alone sexual partner I don't care about misconceptions and the fact that it won't kill you like other STDs can, I still think it is nasty and wouldn't want to catch a case of it... I like the fact I never get sick and would hate to catch something like that that can spring up on you at any time.. we abstained till she was checked out and split before the results came in. This young lady contracted it from her partner during what she thought was a 3 year monogomous relationship.
Babylonia.....stated: What gets me is that people are so frikkin worried about genital herpes and post lewd and disgusting posts on a thread where their opinions aren't appreciated. Remember too that oral herpes is just one different strain from gential herpes and if your partner has HSV-1 on their mouth, you CAN VERY WELL get it yourself - even genitally. Remember that when you are dating someone with a cold sore.
And if you want to cut out your dating prospects of people who carry either strain (BTW, you can also get HSV-2 orally), you're looking at removing over 85% of the total population who either has oral OR genital cold sores from your dating pool.
It is a disease like many others and not one that if you touch a doorknob that a person with herpes touched that you will get it...gods sake!!!!
If you care about yourself and the one you want to be with...will both be tested for everything...talk about all you know and have and be respectful towards each other.
I am one of the lucky ones who is STD free and it has been both education and honesty and yes some caring and luck too..it can be done and your partner is just that....yours...treat them with respect and the honesty that you would want and deserve..... There are so many ways of dealing with a pesky STD... They would know their situation best, know their body...
why give up the chance of a beautiful relationship over something so small ? ask them questions about it rather than getting all your information from the net, as they tend to pin point the worst of everything lol....They are an awesome person right off the bat for being honest with you and telling you up front. statistics show 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women have this disease. Every person handles STD's in a different way (affecting their body) just because one person has horrible outbreaks or whatever, doesn't mean the next one will. It's also a known fact that more men spread this disease than women. The only true way not to get anything is to never have sex on any level at any time....does that not seem a little backwards and stupid?Since one in four women have herpes and one in five men have it, it seems only natural that you would discuss it and your choices as you would with any other disease that your partner could or could not receive by sharing body fluids with you on all levels in all places and at all times............can choose to take the risk but then what if your relationship fails for whatever other reason, all you will be left with is an unpleasant reminder of what you one will have to decide how valuable one's state of health is!