Dating a guy with cold sores


My newfound herpes education led me to make a choice: I was going to have sex with this guy.At that point, I had real feelings for him and didn't want to walk away.Not everyone has symptoms, but this doesn't mean you can't pass the virus to others.In fact, the majority of Americans have at least one form of the herpes virus, and you can get it from kissing, fucking, sharing a drink, or basically any form of close contact with a mucous membrane.When we met offline, we became intimate very quickly, but we abstained from having intercourse.He told me I could take as much time as I needed to feel comfortable having sex with him.



We don’t make a big deal about cold sores, so why is the same type of sore such a big deal once it hits below the belt?

I asked myself: Would it be ridiculous to have a form of it myself?