Second, don't wait until you're just about to have sex -- in which case the attraction may be too strong for either of you to think rationally and act responsibly.
"Instead I found more than 500.""Charlotteh" was started two years ago by Pam - who, like John, doesn't want her last name used.It might be better to break the news about herpes to someone who has already grown attached to you.Kissing, cuddling, and fondling are safe, so you don't have to tell before you do that.And it's important to understand that genital HSV is very common, affecting about 20% of the U. If you hope to be sexually intimate with your date at some point, you may feel like you're keeping a secret.If you are one to be candid with people, you'll want to blurt it out. There are some things you should reveal about yourself right away -- for example, that you're married, or that you're just in town for the week -- but some things are better left for the appropriate moment.