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What about our sex life?


siegezero

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Hello!

It's great to read about other people's experience with herpes.

But what about our sex lives? Does that change something? My boyfriend and I are waiting for his results. (I got mine yesterday...) If he has it too, I guess the problem is solved, I mean we can just have a normal sex life until one of us gets an outbreak. But what if he doesn't? Are we bound to condoms and paranoia for the rest of our lives?

What am I to do? I'd like to hear from people who have herpers and have normal sex lives, though I doubt that they still visit this website...

Thanks for your input!

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I was in a relationship with a man for over a year, after I was diagnosed. I told him at the beginning when I felt we came to the point of being intimate. He was completly ok with it, and we had a perfectly normal sex-life. For some odd reason I was outbreak free for the entire year [ diagnosed 3 years ago, first year had OBs, second year with him none, and many in the past year we have been broke up]. He did not contract the virus from me amazingly enough. Just goes to show that stress-free = fewer outbreaks lol. It depends on the peron you are with, I think. From what I have read here and from my own personal experience, a normal sex-life is possible and finding the right person is the most important thing.

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I was with someone for the past 4 years and we had a normal sex life. She did not get infected over that time. We were careful and that's the key. Now I'm back in the situation where I will have to tell some again when I meet the right person. The only 2 people I told did not have a problem with it, so I guess there is hope. Great site. Thanks.

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