Genital Herpes

On Sex Life and Genital Herpes

Many of us will feel ashamed, angry and confused being diagnosed with genital herpes and worry that you will never have a healthy sex life again but you are wrong, you can still have a healthy sex life even if you have genital herpes. One must be very careful as to when and how to do it. This is more complicated now being diagnosed with genital herpes as it was before. There are certain sexual activities that must be avoided when you have sores or blisters on your genitals or instances that you feel that an outbreak is coming, Such as vaginal sex, oral or anal sex.

Genital Herpes

It is okay to have sexual intercourse between herpes outbreaks for as long as you and your partner understand the danger and its risk. Like instances for example, you have no sores on your mouth area but you have sores on your genitals, you can do oral sex on your partner. But there are instances wherein your partner can be infected genital herpes even if you don’t have any symptoms of herpes at all. You can prevent this from happening by using condoms during vaginal or anal sex. Condoms don’t really guarantee to prevent the infection but these will provide protection against any genital viruses. You can also try to do mutual masturbation if you want to. You can do it side by side, back to back of facing each other. Just see to it that you don’t have any cuts or wound on your hands. Good hygiene if very important, wash your hands with soap and water afterwards. Touching your sores and then touching your partner is a no, and just make it sure that there should be no exchanging of body fluids accidentally. If you opt to use sex toys, you could use them on each other but remember to wash it before and after the deed.

Genital Herpes

Despite of all these challenges bear in mind that you are not alone on this. Studies show that millions of people are infected with HSV-1 (oral) and HSV-2 (genital) daily. But they still managed to keep moving ahead on their life, career, have children, and have fun. Ask help on a medical health care professional on possible treatments for genital herpes and how this can be eliminated. Find support from others like your family, friends, and loved ones or online support groups with people having the same situation as you are.  Learn to accept the situation you are into and re connect again with other people. Have a healthy lifestyle as this will decrease the chances of having the herpes virus.

Sleep well, eat the right balanced diet and avoid stress. There are also over-the counter medications which may help for temporary relief of pain. If you have a new flame or partner honesty is still the best. If your partner may not accept your condition or your past then he or she is not the right person for you. It is still best to limit yourself to only one partner. Herpes has no cure, once you have herpes; you have the herpes simplex virus for the rest of your life.

 

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