Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Herpes

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    We do refrain now, that we know. But we were together at the time that he got diagnosed, and since he had no idea that that’s what his canker sores were caused by, we just did whatever. I don’t seem to have it. It might be that because his sores aren’t open, it’s harder to transmit it? No idea. It’s such a weird way for herpes to present itself, I’ve never heard of it and neither had he. I don’t blame him for not knowing what it was. He even complained to me about the sores years before, and I never would have thought of herpes as the cause.

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    ktfran
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    Just an fyi on canker sores…

    https://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&v%3Asources=medlineplus-bundle&query=canker+sores&_ga=2.188204392.1302955380.1495228228-874102230.1495228228

    This is the website my gynecologist told me to use if I ever felt the need to look things up.

    Doing a brief search, cold sores are herpes.

    Anyway, I occasionally get a canker sore and it’s usually when I’ve eaten a lot of acidic food.

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    RedRoverRedRover

    @ktfran, right, cankers aren’t herpes. My husband doesn’t get cold sores either though. He gets these bumps inside his mouth, in the same places you’d get cankers, and that’s why he assumed that’s what they were. I wasn’t trying to imply that cankers were herpes, sorry if I wasn’t clear.

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    ktfran
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    My reading comprehension could be off to. It’s been a long week!

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    Janelle

    I know it’s early but I’m completely lost. p and V sex?

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    juliecatharine
    Juliecatharine

    Piv = penis in vagina 👍

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    Kate
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    👉🏽👌🏾

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    Janelle

    Oh good grief. 😂 I hadn’t had my coffee yet.

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    LisforLeslie

    I don’t have the herp, but you know what? It’s not a big deal. It’s a virus that will cause you a few days of grief over your entire life. It’s completely manageable. You will be completely fine. It’s been given a stigma because of the sti factor but it doesn’t cause cancer, eat your brain or cause infertility. And you join a shitload of people who have it, so manage it like an adult by being upfront with your partners; some will care, some won’t. Protect yourself and your partner to the best of your ability going forward (cause you may not have it).

    #687743 Reply

    It will definitely mean you will have some frank and open conversations with potential sexual partners, which isn’t a bad thing.

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    TheHizzy

    The worst was that first conversation with my new partner when I found out. And leaving it up to him if he wanted to use condoms, stop dating or not care. But with the right person it’s a good conversation.

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    KO873
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    Thanks everyone. No results yet. I deinitely plan on being an adult about it and protecting others should the results come back how I expect them to. I agree that it is mostly the stigma that makes it more difficult – I have to say I wasn’t as informed about it until I started reading up & mostly everyone who has it says it’s not a big deal. I’m already planning what I’d say to the person I last fooled around with and future partners, should I get to that point.

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