This IS an unlisted club meaning…members MUST obtain an invite from the founder’s to enter the site whatsoever. Forget all those “illusions” of what support groups are and join us in a nice, casual, informative and upbeat meeting. Herpes affects your life both physically and emotionally. Visit Indy HELP – a support group for people like you – people who have herpes and can help you learn to live a happy and fulfilling life. The herpes virus is far more common than most people realize.
Researchers estimate that some 30 million American adults have genital herpes infections, and as many as 100 million have oral herpes – that commonly cause “cold sores” on the lips or face.
That was the first moment I thought that I might have a normal life. Firstly, it was painful and gross, and then I was worried about the implications it'd have on my then-relationship and potential future relationships. And I felt incredibly stupid and ashamed, like I could have avoided it if I had just been more careful and, oh, I dunno, refused oral sex from my then-boyfriend whenever he had even the slightest hint of a cold sore. I've always practiced safe sex, so it felt really unfair, aside from anything else.
But then again, herpes is tricky because you can pass it on without any apparent symptoms. And how would you say it has affected your sex life since? Because I have the oral strain on my genitals, it's nearly impossible to transmit, especially since I can't handle hormonal birth control and therefore have to use condoms every time anyway.
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