Tests have found the VivaGel condom, designed by Australian bio-tech firm Starpharma, is 99.9 per cent effective at deactivating HIV, herpes and human papilloma virus cases.
Potential new technology to help prevent transmission of HSV, among other things. I’d be concerned that this could cause irritation, the way spermicidal condoms do, and HSV can be transmitted by parts of the body that are not covered by condoms. BUT, it doesn’t hurt to have another tool in one’s, um, box.
Please answer, I've sent so many messages. I'm truely scared how disclosing my hsv1 is going to affect me mentally. It's horrible and selfish but I'm very unstable. I take my meds and I'll wear a condom. I really really like this guy and if I got rejected by this I'm scared what I'll do you know? I'm sorry I'm horrible but I just don't think I can tell him... Please I need guidance, I want to do this with him but I just can't tell him. I'm sorry herpblr I just can't do it. Don't hate me please
Cont(not disclosing person). I’ve been insecure my whole life but I’m the one that always has to be strong and I can’t do it anymore. I’m an idiot, I’m crying rn but I just can’t. You’ll probably all hate me but I can’t do it. I’m so sorry. Ill take my valtrex and I’ll wear condoms and everything I can but again I’m so apologetic to you all but I just can’t do it.
I’m sorry Anon, but I’m not sure what you want me to say. If you follow my Tumblr then you know my opinion on the matter.
If you’re not mature enough to talk to your partners about your STD status, or you’re not ready to do so, that’s fine, but you need to deal with that before you start having sex again. Talk to your doctor. Go see a therapist. Tell your guy that you’re not ready to have sex yet. If he’s worth having sex with in the first place, he’ll be patient enough to wait until you are mentally and emotionally healthy. You tell me you’re unstable and that you can’t be strong right now. THAT’S OK. BUT DEAL WITH THAT FIRST.
It is absolutely ok to be in a bad place, but seek help for it. Figure your own shit out before you involve someone else.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.