Cold sore dating

18 Jan

The reason this conversation is a bit hard to pin down is because when it comes to oral herpes (HSV-1) specifically, 80% of Americans 14-49 years old have it. We’re not just talking a measly barely-tipping-the-scales 51% majority or anything. Here’s the scenario: Eight out of 10 people in a room are sick with the flu virus. Where everyone can talk openly about something simple like herpes so it can open the door to deeper conversations and deeper connection. Click here for the post if you’d like to join in on the discussion. Ahem, (oral sex) …” This leads to the obvious next question that’s asked … You see, this is where this discussion gets (as far as I’m concerned). Because what if someone has genital herpes of the HSV-1 variety (read about the differences between HSV-1 and HSV-2) and their partner goes down on them (after a proper herpes talk, of course), then what makes the potential of passing HSV-1 to that person’s mouth any different than passing it to their mouth if you have oral herpes and kiss them? All 10 people know before walking into the room that 80% of the people in that room are sick with the flu. The 8 people who are sick or the 2 people who aren’t? What it comes down to is this: What does your integrity tell you to do considering the circumstances? The end result is the same: HSV-1 is passed to their mouth (to recap, which 80% of Americans ages 14-49 have). Time to realize that sex is a natural, beautiful thing. She introduced herself to revellers outside pubs to see if they would treat her any differently when she had a blemish compared to when she was fresh-faced.Cold sores, caused by the herpes simplex virus, are small blisters that develop around the mouth and are spread by direct personal contact.

Would you feel guilty if you kissed someone without telling them you have oral herpes (cold sores)? This confusing double standard between no shame in oral herpes, but mucho shame in genital herpes is proof positive to me that our culture has a severe sexual shaming problem.

My personal opinion is we just have the conversation, regardless of whether or not herpes is on the mouth or genitals. The fact that we get something through kissing doesn’t have any stigma, but if we get something through expressing ourselves in a sexual manner, we might want to consider shaming our natural urges?

Treatment also differs, with cold sores generally clearing up without intervention within 10 days. If somebody has genital herpes for the first time, antiviral tablets may be prescribed to prevent the virus from multiplying, but do not clear the infection.

Recurrent genital herpes’ treatment focuses on managing symptoms by keeping the affected area clean and reducing inflammation.

Many people do not feel comfortable talking about sexuality and sexual health issues.

This pamphlet will explore ways of feeling more confident in discussing herpes in the context of a sexual relationship.

The virus tends to lie dormant until triggered to cause an outbreak.

Cold sore triggers include sunlight, fatigue and women’s menstruation. How often they appear varies between people, with some carrying the virus but never suffering an outbreak.