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You need to have a chat with your partner because you don't just wake up with herpes.

What's the difference between Love and Herpes? Herpes lasts forever.

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The herpes spontaneously manifested itself itself, obviously.

By eating a sandwhich, how the fuck do you think?

Here's to staying positive and testing negative.

I lament the state of education on herpes; that people think it can be exclusively contracted by sexual contact. I merely want more information. Read this FML (21181955) and its informative comments. What was I expecting of a generation raised on test packets, porn and alarmist news? Step up, people.

Porn has always been around.

#21 You obviously don't have any way of detecting sarcasm as it was all over the replies to your initial comment. I'm pretty sure most of us on here know what herpes is and how its transmitted. If you don't then you probably shouldn't be on this site.

The sarcasm in the replies were because people were assuming that OP got herpes from sex, which would back up #21, who stated that it is a sad day that these people don't know the different ways to get herpes.

I'm sorry you have to go through that. Make sure to tell your last partner to get tested though!

You need to have a chat with your partner because you don't just wake up with herpes.

You can contract herpes and not show symptoms for years

The same person can't have both top comments! You're cheating!

Does the herpes some how keep you in an eternal state of sleeping?

Erm, yes you do. Maybe next time look things up when you don't understand it.

#29 i would never have sex with another person unless they get themselves tested...I've seen quite a few stories of these situations, i dont want to end up in one of them

68: that's wishful thinking. If you can make every potential partner wait and go get tested that's awesome. But most people (hence most) will just wrap it up and have fun. Condoms aren't 100%, I know, but if they don't have an active breakout and you use one properly, you're pretty safe.

#68 Testing for herpes is not straight forward and also not part of a standard STD test. The blood test will show if you have HSV 1 or HSV 2, but it will not tell you where it is. HSV 2 used to predominantly be genital, but people also have oral HSV 2. It used to be that HSV 1 was oral herpes, now up to 40% of genital herpes is HSV 1. To be 100% safe you would only be able to sleep with people who have neither HSV 1 or HSV 2. That means you can only sleep with less than 10% (5% in some countries) of the worlds population. You are knocking out a lot of very nice people for a very mild illness in the majority of cases. It also means you cannot kiss anyone unless they have tested negative for both, providing you yourself are negative for both at the moment. Many people are infected as children being kissed by relatives. The social stigma of genital herpes is far worse than the disease itself. But you should get tested for STDs and always be careful.

You can't shake the herp. It's the gift that keeps on giving .

What's the difference between Love and Herpes? Herpes lasts forever.

You have both top comments! Respect bro!

One lasts forever the other ended when the op found out they were infected with it

You sir, are a fucking legend.

Your user name. That's probably how I'd handle that situation too.

yo wtf that hella sucks

Can you teach me how to speak Negro?

Cover your stump before you hump

Don't be silly, wrap your willy.

Cloak the joker before you poke her

Remember kids, no balloon, no party.

suit up the boner before you bone her. sorry just had to add to that. also wanted to acknowledge that op is female, so I guess we're actually talking to dude who didn't strap jimmy on. Shame on you dude

wrap it before ya tap it.

#24 How do you know OP is female? They don't say and men can get thrush (yeast infection) as well. Thrush on the glans can look a lot like herpes.

No making love without the glove

Frankly it's not just the mans job to be making sure things are safe anyway. It takes 2 to tango so in my opinion both should be responsible if it wasn't

Don't be a fool, bag your tool.

no glove no love

remember my friend, "no glovey, no lovey!"

You can get herpes while using a condom

Don't be silly, wrap your willy!

Chronic, poor partner choose

all it takes is one time.

Nice, totally was all OP's fault, there's no chance a previous partner was an asshole