Genital Herpes and Your Sex Life
People with genital herpes must be more aware and
attuned to their bodies and take precautions so that they may reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to
partners who do not already have it.
Because herpes is a highly transmittable disease, even when you don't have an
outbreak, it's up to you to be responsible about when and how you interact with your partner.
But remember that sex isn't only about intercourse. The most intimate
experiences we have may involve kissing, touching, snuggling, and holding hands. Having genital herpes may
inspire you and your partner to think differently about sex and be creative.
You undoubtedly have a lot of questions as to how your sex life is going to
change from now on. Look at the following areas of interest to get some answers.
When Can I Not Have Sex?
There are people who become so concerned about transmission that they decide they should never have
sex again. This choice for celibacy is a personal choice, but many people continue to have active sex lives. Sexual
self-expression is a creative and joyous part of being human, and, by practicing safer sex, it may be just as big a
part of your life now as it was prior to your diagnosis. Remember, there is no cure for genital herpes, and even
with antiviral treatment, it is possible to spread the herpes virus to other people. Clinically Tested Formula providing results people are calling miraculous!
The most important commitment you can make is to abstain from sex completely
when you're having an outbreak. Even if you are at the prodrome stage, you should avoid sexual contact. The
nerve endings just under the skin signal that an outbreak is ready to occur, causing the symptoms of tingling,
itching, and pain. And once you develop early redness and the skin is tender to the touch, you should consider
yourself in the active phase of the infection. This phase generally follows a pattern.
- The skin swells at the site and redness may occur
- Vesicles (blisters) form on the top of the sore
- The shell of the vesicles comes off and becomes a wet ulcer
- The fluid from the ulcer dries and the sore scabs over
- As the crust hardens, new skin grows underneath
- The crust falls off or the lesion dries up without ever forming a