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I have herpes. I want to have casual sex. How can I make this work?

I find myself at a time in my life when I would really like to have lots of casual sex. However, I have genital herpes. I know I need to disclose this to potential partners, and I know how to do that. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to improve my ability to find potential partners who will not turn me down on the basis of my STD status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Months ago, boyfriend told me he has herpes. It still bothers me. What now?

On herpes and forgiveness. Nine months into our relationship, my boyfriend told me that he has HSV-2. That was almost a year ago. It still bothers me. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 - 47 answers

Help me have sex!

How do I navigate being young, sexually active, and having hsv1? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Diet and outbreaks

Which foods are best for a person with herpes? Also, what about a specific act of sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 - 7 answers

I'm worried I might have an STD... or something.

What is going on with this lump in my genitalia? (female) Does this sound like an STD or something else? [more inside]
posted by fantoche on Jun 14, 2011 - 26 answers

Freaking out about possibly contracting herpes. Not so appetizing details inside.

Could I have herpes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I handle my shame about having herpes?

I have herpes. I am convinced that no one will ever want me again. Please help me deal with this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 14 answers

How do you get herpes?

I need to know the difference between HS-1 and HS-2 and if I am at risk for getting herpes on my mouth. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Valtrex as a prophylactic?

Is it reasonable to keep a supply of Valtrex around to take after protected casual sex to prevent herpes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Will he still find me desirable?

Last week I was diagnosed with herpes. Will my boyfriend be attracted to me again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 17 answers

My boyfriend just told me that he has genital herpes. Now what?

My boyfriend of four months just told me that he has genital herpes. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 33 answers

When and how to tell my SO I have an STD?

How do I let my boyfriend know I have herpes? When should I tell him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 16 answers

When do you tell someone you've got oral herpes?

When do you tell someone you have HSV1? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 25 answers

worried for both of us

I'm a boy. She's a girl. Herpes question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I be concerned about a casual fling with someone with herpes? (NSFW-ish)

Should I be concerned about a casual fling with someone with herpes? (NSFW-ish) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2009 - 27 answers

How communicable is Herpes during incubation period?

How herpes is infectious during the incubation period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 7 answers

I have an STD, help me determine when to tell him. I'm pertified.

I have an STD and don't know what time is the right time in terms of telling the partner. Please help, I'm scared out of mind! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 42 answers

She's only had one outbreak of genital herpes a year ago. Do I still need protection?

What is the relative safety of certain sexual acts with a partner who has had one confirmed outbreak of genital herpes and no subsequent outbreaks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Telling my dad my mom has herpes

My mother has asked me to tell my father that she has been diagnosed with genital herpes. [more inside]
posted by Crushinator on Feb 1, 2006 - 41 answers

Herpes Statistics

What do you know about herpes? I was reading some blog somewhere and in a comment somebody said condoms don't do a great job protecting against herpes. That didn't sound right to me since that's pretty much the only reason I was wearing the things, so off I go to dig up some research. And, I found some statistics that curdled my blood. Hypochondriacs may want to stop reading now, because after reading some of this, I'm afraid to even touch myself. It seems that:

* More than 45 million people in the US have genital herpes
* One in five people in the US over the age of 12 has genital herpes
* One in four women in the US over the age of 12 has genital herpes
* One in two African American women over the age of 12 has genital herpes

What?!

Seriously, as you might imagine, that raises many, many questions, not the least of which is -- could that possibly be true and how is it that I and my circle of friends had never heard those statistics before? Because that's just insane and I would expect a lot of people to be shouting that from the treetops and wearing ribbons and running marathons for the cure. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jun 21, 2004 - 22 answers

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