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I think I have herpes...will I ever be able to have sex again?

I am a male who has never had sex with a female, and about a year ago I had sexual activity with another male. Come to find out, I got genital herpes from it. I have never been tested or taken medication, but I’m pretty sure I’ve had about three herpes outbreaks. I am straight and all of my friends think that there is something wrong with me because I have not had sex yet (with a woman). But now I don’t want to take the risk of having sex with a woman and spreading the disease, especially because everyone knows I’m a virgin. Could I say I got herpes from oral sex? I have no clue what to do!

Can I get herpes from giving my girlfriend oral sex?

After performing oral sex on my girlfriend, I break out with cold sores around my mouth. Am I at risk for herpes?

My partner and I both have genital herpes...do we still need to use protection?

My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for about six months and we both have genital herpes from previous relationships. We're confused about the subject of oral sex and touching each other. We both want to give and receive, but we're worried about moving the virus to different parts of each other's bodies. Of course, there is always protection that can be used with oral sex, but both of us would really prefer just going natural. 

I have genital herpes...will I be able to have a family some day?

I’m infected with genital herpes. I used acyclovir to prevent the outbreaks. I know this virus is inside of me and I thought my immune system should fight against it. So I stopped using drugs...and now when the blisters appear, they don't spread on my skin anymore and they heal faster than before. I am a 29-year-old male and I am planning to marry someday and have kids, but I don't want to infect anyone. I am really depressed and feeling like I ruined my whole life. What are my options?

Am I at risk for herpes after visiting a massage parlor and having a “happy ending”?

About two weeks ago, I went to a massage parlor where I got a massage that finished with a “happy ending” (hand job). The outside of my anus was slightly massaged with a finger and my mouth was on her breast. I also caressed between her legs outside her pants. Now I’m worried about STDs because I noticed a round, scaly dry sore on the inside of my bicep and I’ve been experiencing flu-like symptoms. Also, the tip of my penis is slightly red and the top of my testicles has a red blotch. I’ve already been tested for herpes and am awaiting the results. How at risk am I for herpes? 

I have genital herpes...will I be able to get pregnant and have a healthy baby?

I recently found out that I am positive for genital herpes. I had little tiny bumps on my vulva that the doctor identified as symptoms of herpes; her diagnosis was confirmed with a blood test. Can I conceive a healthy baby with a partner who also has the herpes virus?

How can I protect myself from catching genital herpes from my girlfriend?

I met a girl online who just found out she has herpes. I think she’s a very sweet person. Is it possible to lead a normal life with her? How do we have sex without spreading the disease? Will I get herpes from her if we take all the precautions? 

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