Dating after herpes diagnosis
Can you date someone who has herpes?
Getting a herpes diagnosis in no way means you can only date other herpes-positive people. Dating another herpes-positive person can take some of the pressure off, though, since you don’t have to worry about the social stigma or the risk of transmission.
Can I still have sex if I have herpes?
Sure, you’ll need to make a few changes going forward, including telling potential partners about your diagnosis before getting busy and learning to recognize signs of an outbreak. But you can absolutely continue dating and engaging in sexual activity. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), HSV-1 and HSV-2.
Can HSV affect dating?
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). While an HSV diagnosis isnt a major health threat for most people, it does change some parts of your day-to-day life. In particular, it can make dating seem even more complicated.
Can people with herpes have relationships?
“Although it is understandable to experience a range of negative emotions after a diagnosis, people with herpes can and are able to have enjoyable, healthy romantic and sexual relationships, says sexual and reproductive health researcher S. Robyn Charlery White, Ph.D., M.P.H.