Dating a girl with type ii herpes
Thankfully, Kylie’s prospective boo was forthcoming with his STD information.
And it’s not the end of the world–or a thrilling sex life. So if Kylie truly doesn’t feel comfortable dealing with the possible risks of dating a man with herpes, she has the right to exit stage left.
But after a few great dates, he hits you with some startling information that he felt was important to divulge before moving forward. Type II herpes entered his life (and body) when he was reckless and enjoying his freedom a little too much as a student.
A person has about a 75% chance of contracting herpes during intimate contact with someone actively shedding the virus. Sometimes those who know they are infected spread the virus between outbreaks, when no signs or symptoms are present.
Unlike a flu virus that you can get through the air, herpes spreads by direct contact, that is, directly from the site of infection to the site of contact.
For example, if you have a cold sore and kiss someone, you can transfer the virus to their mouth.
When a person is not experiencing an outbreak, there is a 4-10% chance of transmitting it.
(Depending mostly on genders.) Because of the nature of male and female genitalia, it is easier for herpes to be transmitted to a woman by a man than vice-versa.