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living with herpes

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  • Posted By: kedisha
  • October 22, 2008
  • 04:10 PM

Hi, i'm 21yrs and recently found out i have type 1 and 2 herpes. I had cold sores as a child but they eventually stopped. In my teens i decided to explore my sexual side lol! anyway, it was with an older guy early thirties, trustworty, i know for a fact. Anyway we were going to have sex. He performed oral down there lol!, but when it came to the act itself i shutoff completely, so we didn't do anything else, there was no penetration, so i'm still a virgin sigh......!! to this day lol!! however recently i got more than one cold sores, and looked it up and found it was associated with herpes, imagine my shock, i'm always careful, i knew he didn't have HIV or anything but i had never heard of herpes( if i knew it would not have reached that far, i keep to mysel). I went to get tested imediately and came out positive. I'm afraid to have sex now, seeing as i have this disease, so i'm still a virgin. I wanted to know if you can have a sex life with this, and can it kill you, plus i seem to have continued stuffy noise and slight cough, is this a side effect, i also suffer with my tonsils, it's getting cut very soon.

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