Dating in canada with herpes
I held off on sex for as long as I could, but it got more and more difficult.One day, my new beau reassured me, "I'm disease-free, I just got tested.Each time I had an outbreak, which for me consisted of a very small cluster of blisters that lasted two or three days, I'd pretend I had a yeast infection and say I couldn't have sex until it was gone.By the time I finished college in 1994, the possibility of spreading the virus even when you didn't have an outbreak had become more widely accepted by health care providers.I had barely finished my first semester of college when I found out I had herpes.A high school friend and I wound up taking our friendship a little further, and 20 seconds into the act that would change my life forever, he stopped.
A friend of mine had recently married a guy she met on the Web -- proving that not every Internet date is a psycho -- so I gave it a try.
I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes, but I didn't know exactly what to do.
As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.
The whole experience made me more comfortable with the fact that I have herpes and gave me the confidence to begin dating again.
It was as if I had just re-entered mainstream society.