I had maybe two outbreaks after the initial one, so sex was off the table for those weeks, but it's been dormant for years.Sometimes, when I get a sketchy ingrown hair on my bikini line, I'll hold off on sex until I can figure out if it's a sore or an ingrown.Woman A: This is an unpopular opinion, but generally, I don't tell casual sex partners.The chances of me transmitting Type 1 to them are incredibly, incredibly low. I told her what was happening and she covered for me at our mutual workplace for a few days while I watched with ice on my crotch, and was just an essential lifeline. The virus itself is gone, but I still have the lesions on my cervix, which I have to have regularly checked. How did you feel when you first found out you had contracted it? I was lucky that I was living at the time with my best friend.Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection usually spread through sex.This infection is usually caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), the virus usually responsible for cold sores.
(Which we did, right after sex.) He was either very brave, or I'm just very seductive.I was incredibly comforted by one nurse practitioner I saw.She told me she'd gotten it at my age and then picked up a family portrait on her desk, featuring a catalog-perfect husband, kids, and dogs on the beach.Woman B: The boyfriend who gave it to me was mortified when he found out, and after we broke up he admitted to me he still felt guilty about it.My current boyfriend was so understanding when I told him and has been totally cool with it since (not that there's been any problem).