With the technicalities out of the way, we can now delve into the real stuff.For instance: do I think about the STD during sex – is it a turn-off, are there certain sexual activities we can’t do?Genital herpes doesn't detract from your many desirable qualities, which have drawn people to you in the past and will continue to make you a great catch. The first date after a genital herpes diagnosis may seem a little strange, however.
Why on Earth would I knowingly choose to put myself in danger like that? But to me, it feels like you’re asking me to justify my value.The reason is simple: her STD does not affect the way I feel about her, nor does it make me look at her as if she is dirty or damaged-goods.Visually, all of her female parts look beautiful – unlike how Hollywood would have you feel they appear when someone has an STD or the worst-case-scenario pictures they show you in sex education class.Follow two rules: First, don't wait until after having sex.Second, don't wait until you're just about to have sex -- in which case the attraction may be too strong for either of you to think rationally and act responsibly.
If in the past you tended to start a new relationship with sex, you now might want to change your approach.