New research reveals 20% of people will go to bed with someone who has a sexually transmitted infection, and 39% of those people actively choose to NOT use protection when doing so. Why are we becoming so lax about STIs? Is it because we're numb to the possible consequences? Or do we just not care because medicine will "fix" it?
Dear Nina: I just read Internet Dating for the Savvy Single – AWESOME. Packed with common sense dating advice. I am trying to get back to dating but I am having trouble getting over my last relationship. We met on a dating site and instantly clicked – rare. We had an eight month relationship which was fantastic. I got a STD test and found out I have HSV-1.
If you are over 40 and dating, it is extremely likely that you have something about your past or your present you’re afraid to share when you meet new men. As I talked about in my last Grownup Girls’ Night Out, there is a good time AND a good way to talk about your “baggage.”
Tips for Dating Someone With Herpes 1. Get Yourself Tested. Ask your partner whether they've been tested for Herpes, and what type of test they got. Hopefully they have a blood test. Then you should go get tested yourself: HERPES TESTS. That way you'll know if you've already contacted it. Most people (like 70%) with Genital Herpes don't even know they have it. If you test positive, and your partner is positive ... Great! Since you cannot pass the virus to someone already positive, then you can both enjoy a worry free sexual intimacy.
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So you have an STD... now what? For many women still in the prime of their dating lives, an STD can feel like a huge, blinking road block standing between them and Mr. Right. But it doesn't have to be. Yes, you'll have to tell them about your situation, but it doesn't have to scare them away. Here's how to do it.
I have been interested in hot safe sex since the beginning of my sex life. I've always cared deeply for the women I'm with's peace of mind during and after having sex with me as much as my own. Twice I've sealed the erotic deal because I was ready with condoms, lube, and an honest attitude. They could feel that I was the real thing, telling the truth, and not one of those jackasses who pull off the condom in the middle of it or right before they orgasm inside her.
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Fifty million cases of genital herpes exist in the United States alone, yet this disease still remains an enigma to most people. Separating fact from fiction, Health Guru lists the top 10 facts you need to know about herpes, its treatment and how to protect yourself from contracting this STD.
Millions of Americans each year are diagnosed with an STD. For most people, finding out that you have an STD may seem like devastating news, but it doesn't have to be. As this video proves, maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner while treating your STD does not have to be mutually exclusive.
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A reader sent me an email and asked me if I would ever date someone with an incurable STD. She had recently been diagnosed with the HSV virus (that’s herpes, y'all), and wanted my answer to be honest and not "PC." So here it is goes, my unvarnished, gut reaction to the question: No, I would not date someone with an incurable STD. Like all things having to do with love and sex and relationships, so much depends on the timing. If we're talking about a first date, I imagine the scenario would go something like this: