It’s like if you are a pianist, you take extra care with your hands or if your job is to model toenail polish, you take extra care with your feet.
If much of your identity is tied up in your ability to be sexual, then you will be less willing to take risks with that part of you.
By Terri Warren, RN, ANP So there’s good news and bad news about the social stigma associated with herpes.
In a recent phone survey of about 2,000 people in the US, 3/4 without herpes and 1/4 with herpes, a slight majority of both groups felt that the topic of genital herpes was not taboo.
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Any other guys out there in a similiar Don't listen to all the children on this site.I used to think that people who did that were scumbags, that they didn’t have a good sense of ethics or of what’s important in life or that they would be unreliable in future hard situations. Now, I think that often they are just unreasonably afraid, that they know too little about the real experience of herpes, that they are just afraid of the reputation, not the actual disease and that they will never be able to know the “real” herpes.I also think that people who count a lot on their sexuality for their identity are less likely to take any risk of getting herpes.If you're thinking you'll still be out there trying to bag other chicks, then don't.You might also consider getting yourself tested, for all you know you might already have it.
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