Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

I am a Lesbian woman who is involved with another lesbian who was recently diagnosed with herpes. I am waiting to be tested as well but would like to know if we both have it how will this change our sex life??

By Anonymous September 19, 2010 - 6:14pm
Rate This

Add a Comment1 Comments

I'm glad to hear that you are being tested as well, and this is an excellent question for both of you to ask your doctors.

Herpes is a virus that never goes away (similar to all virus; they are dormant in our bodies and symptoms can reappear from triggers in the environment, stress, hormones, etc). Depending on the severity of symptoms, no treatment may be needed, however, there are antiviral medications that can help with outbreaks.

Generally, your sex life may change if there is an active lesion from the genital herpes. You may choose to avoid sexual contact, use condoms or dental dams (condoms can be used on sex toys; dental dams are great for oral sex).

Does that help answer your question? Let us know if you have additional questions!

September 19, 2010 - 8:08pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Get Email Updates

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!