Herpes Tips

Condoms Reduce Women’s Risk of Herpes Infection, But Do Not Men

I do not know any of you personally, but this is the closest that you will ever get to an apology from him. Herpes symptoms can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered by a latex condom. Important to remember though…after your initial OB is over….you will feel normal again…until you have OB again…no telling now how frequent that will be. To assess whether using condoms reduces the transmission of HSV-2, researchers analyzed behavioral and demographic data from participants in two multisite HSV vaccine trials conducted in the mid-1990s. The truth being, you may never contract genital herpes from this fellow, either. I sometimes get odd feelings/pains around my buttocks or down one or other leg. The diary was to include number of sex acts, whether condoms were used during intercourse, the partner’s use of antiviral medication and number of new partners.


The susceptible partners returned over the subsequent 18 months for routinely scheduled herpes testing. At this point, I doubt he has even been tested. Go to your doctor and get tested. Ninety-two percent were white, and 98% were in a heterosexual relationship. Participants’ median frequency of intercourse was twice weekly; half said that they had used condoms no more than 10% of the time since becoming sexually active. So to the woman who thinks she’s won him over, the woman who thinks she has him hooked, I hope you think again. I was in a serious relationship for two years with this guy but out of anger I let another guy perform oral sex on me.

Women acquired the virus at a rate of 8.9 per 10,000 sex acts–almost six times the rate of men (1.5 per 10,000 sex acts). Using proportional hazards analyses stratified by gender and controlling for age, partner’s serostatus and number of sex acts per week, the researchers investigated the influence of baseline characteristics on HSV-2 acquisition. I know how you feel towards me. You can get herpes on the mouth if you kiss someone who has herpes on the mouth or if you perform oral sex on the genitals or anus of somene who has herpes on the genitals or anus. The participants’ mean frequency of sexual activity declined from 2.3 to 1.5 sex acts per week over the study’s observation period. Condom use was low overall, with 61% of couples reporting ever using condoms. I know we only know one another through twenty-something, social media stalking, but I will be there for you if things ever do go awry.

For most people, the anxiety over not telling your partner you have herpes is worse than the telling itself. In a multivariate analysis of risks for HSV-2 acquisition during the study’s observation period, controlling for age, condom use and number of sex acts per week, increased number of sex acts was again associated with an elevated risk of HSV-2 acquisition (hazard ratio, 1.2). Using condoms for more than 25% of sex acts was associated with a decreased risk of HSV-2 acquisition (0.3); however, when the data were analyzed by gender, condom use was highly protective for women (0.1) but had no significant effect for men. I don’t know if he knew he could infect me, but after what we went through, he’s going to do a number on you, and I hope you step back and realize your worth. 33 Books That Every Badass Woman Should Read.