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However, if one has HSV-1 and the other has HSV-2, then there is chance of transmission.
Having one type does protect you a bit from contracting the other.
Even after talking to his friend with herpes, he just couldn’t get over the betrayal, so he broke things off. The moral of this story is that if you are a woman dating with herpes, you MUST tell your partner before it’s too late.
Imagine how he or she would feel if they contracted genital herpes from you and you never disclosed your status!
One of the benefits of using herpes dating sites is that you don’t need to worry about rejection because of your status. Getting Too Comfortable: I can’t tell you how many times I have had women with herpes share with me that the only reason they stayed in a bad relationship was because their partner also had herpes.
This seems to happen more frequently with couples who come together on herpes dating sites.
I have learned so much in the last 16 years from my own experience of dating with herpes and supporting women with herpes in my private practice and herpes Pink Tent™ support forum.
While I never chose to use a herpes dating site myself, many women out there do and I totally support them in their choice. Benefits and Risks Of Using a Positive Singles Dating Site or Herpes Dating Site 1.
The fact is that herpes affects at least 1 in 4 women and statistically speaking, there is absolutely no way that 1 in 4 women are “dirty”, sexually irresponsible and promiscuous.
The reason for this is that if you have genital herpes, your natural barrier of protection, the skin, might be compromised with small sores or lesions in and around the vagina and cervix that you might not even feel. Stigma: Herpes dating sites often give women who are newly diagnosed a chance to meet some really wonderful and normal men and women.
These openings in the skin are access points to HIV and other STD’s and infections. So many women with herpes who have been sexually responsible think that they are all alone.
Had I not given him the chance because of the fear of rejection, then we would have never come together.
While there have been several women who have found their partners from these sites, I have also heard of women who have just given up and stopped dating altogether if they are not successful.