How to Have a Healthy Sex Life with Herpes

One of my most important concerns when I found out I have herpes was:” Can I still have sex with herpes?” I know it sounds funny but that is also one of the most popular concerns for people who are diagnosed with HSV too. As a person who has gone through all that (not that I’m proud of it or anything), I hope I can shed some light on this for a lot of people. Here is my answer: YES YOU CAN STILL HAVE A FULFILLING SEX LIFE WITH HERPES, and I’m going to show you how to do so safely.

First thing first, you have to be really careful about what you do and when you have sex. If you have sores on your genitals or mouths, or when you feel an outbreak is happening, avoid these sexual activities: vaginal sex, anal sex, giving or receiving oral sex. Now, between outbreaks (make sure you have no symptoms whatsoever), it is OKAY to have sex, provided your partner understands and accept the risk because he or she can still be affected with herpes even when you’re not showing any symptoms. ProsurX cream with natural ingredients and nanoparticles can greatly improve your outbreaks healing process.

Use condoms! I can’t stress this enough especially latex condoms. They do help prevent herpes when you have vaginal sex, anal sex, and receiving fellatio. Keep in mind that they are not guaranteed to prevent infection, but studies have shown that they do effectively provide a lot of protection.

Another great way to consider is taking antiviral drug therapy to reduce the amount of herpes viruses you can potentially shed. Daily suppressive therapy, where you take a drug daily to greatly reduce the frequency of outbreaks, has been shown by recent studies to help prevent getting infected for your partner. However, antiviral drug therapy can only prevent 50% in transmission therefore you should still wear your condoms.

Friction of sex may cause irritation and trigger outbreaks so you should consider using water-based sexual lubricant as well. Do not use oil-based lubricant because they can potentially break down your condom and you don’t want that. There are many different products of water-based lubricant out there for you to choose.

Last but not least, you can use your creativity and imagination for this. There many ways to sexually express yourself without having genitals contact. Get to know your partner more and discuss what you two can do to make up for the lack of other activities because of herpes. The most popular yet also safe way is mutual masturbation. It poses almost no risk, but make sure that you have no broken skin on your hands and wash them with soap (before & after). Finally, with proper knowledge and safe methods, you can still have a fulfilling sex life with herpes.


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