Herpes and Relationships Discussing Genital Herpes with your Partner 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. Cold sores on the mouth and genital herpes are medically the same condition. The significant difference arises from the stigma that tends to accompany a herpes infection that is sexually transmitted. Most people find that their partners are both supportive and understanding. It is a common assumption to initially think that a person may base their judgement of you on the fact you have genital herpes.
Here are some basic facts: It's not usually very troublesome. Some people don't know they have it, some get a single breakout and then no more. With people who get recurrences, the interval between breakouts tends to get progressively longer and the symptoms less severe so that it becomes less troublesome as time goes on. Kissing and oral sex should be avoided during a breakout.
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Up above the world so high! Originally Posted by jenn My issue with this thread is that people are grouping the cold sore virus into sexually transmitted diseases. I don't know the exact statistic on it but many if not, most, people start getting them as children.