SEXpress: How Do I Tell a Potential New Sexual Partner That I Have Herpes?
In my job at a college health clinic, I talk to students who have been recently told they have HSV (herpes simplex virus). Their first reaction is often, “I will never be able to have sex again. Who would want to have sex with me now?” They feel like their sex lives are over.
NOT TRUE. Herpes is not the end of your sex life. It does mean that you have to get better at talking to partners about sex, and it might mean that a higher number of sex-negative assholes are screened out of your pool of potential partners earlier than they would have been. But you can still enjoy sex, experience pleasure, and be loved, the way you DESERVE to experience pleasure and be loved.
My Shepherd Express column this week is an interview with awesome sex educator Ashley Manta, who has herpes and has great tips to share about how to talk to a new partner about this. Let her experiences heal and inspire you.
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