She said she has herpes - and I don't know what to do
September 13, 2012 11:04 AM Subscribe
I went out with a girl who was very sweet, and we seemed to hit it off really well. Things started to get a little heated and she suddenly stopped and started to cry - she informed me that she has herpes and wanted to let me know before we got intimate...
Now I don't know what to do... and I feel like a jerk
posted by strongdad to human relations (35 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
After she told me this - I praised her for her honesty and spent the night holding her (no sex).
This was 3 nights ago and I have wrestled with every scenario possible...
I am scared out of my mind that if we are intimate and I get herpes as well - and the relationship does not last... That now I will have to be the one telling this to every potential girl I might consider getting serious with.
Am I being shallow and a jerk? is there anyone that has been in this situation that can offer insight?