When finding out you have genital herpes, you may be thinking that your sex life is over or has to change dramatically. I am here to tell you this is not the case. Your sex life need not change when you have genital herpes, just as with dating you will just need to be more aware. Learn how to suppress herpes permanently.
Tips on having sex when you have genital herpes:
The key points in have sex when you have genital herpes is:
Be aware of what is happening in your body
Tell your partner
Avoid sex when you feel signs and symptoms of an outbreak.
Before, during and after
When you feel symptoms or signs of an outbreak you will need to avoid:
Receiving oral sex
Vaginal or penal (penis) sex
Contact with the area
The only time having genital herpes will interfere with your sex life is when you feel symptoms of an outbreak or when you have an outbreak. All other times you should be free to experience a healthy sex life.
Remember to practice safe sex!
How to protect your partner?
What to do when you can’t have sex but your partner wants too?
Even though you may not be able to have sex doesn’t mean your partner doesn’t have sexual urges. A good lasting and loving relationship means considering your partners needs. If you do that, your partner will never have a problem with you getting outbreaks.
When you have genital herpes symptoms or an outbreak means your inoperative below the waist. However, as long as you don’t have a cold sore or symptoms of one on your lips, you have your mouth free to use. You can still give your partner oral pleasure or use your hands.
Intimacy doesn’t always have to be sex, you can play games and tease your partner. Not being able to have penetrative sex can make your sex life more interesting and fun. Making them want you more. Have fun with this and above all, REMEMBER TO PLEASE YOUR PARTNER!
Always wear underwear when you have symptoms or an outbreak and you want to please your partner
Don’t let then touch the effected area (don’t freak out, just make it fun and sexy when you stop them from touching you in that area)
Don’t place the effected area on their skin (ie, sitting on them)
Make sure you’re in control