So, there's this girl I've liked for a while. She just got out a relationship, but there was definetly chemistry between us before. And there still is. I'd love to date her, but FUCK, she has cold-sores around her mouth. Life's a bitch. Now I need to find a new girl to pursue.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. It's only contageous while the sores are present which last about 1-2 weeks.
Anyway, 80 percent of the population contracts herpes virus in childhood (it can be transmitted by a single kiss on the cheeks) but most people (about 75%) doesn't have simptoms at all, others got cold sores occuring about 2-3 times a year.
Well, that's the thing, I never have cold sores, and I sure as hell don't want to start having them just because of one girl.
I understand that, but that's simple: just don't kiss her when she's having sores. If you like this girl, you can still date her, talk to her and if she's asymptotic you may even kiss her. When she's not having sores, the chances of contracting are minimal and you can still lower it with personal hygiene. Anyway, it's your choice...
If she is just "one girl", you shouldn't be together with her even if she didn't have cold sores. Catch my drift? Chances are you already have herpes anyway.
... Wow. Cold sores may be called herpes, but they're definitely not a big problem, OP. I've only had a coldsore like once every two years, and they've gone away in like 1-2 weeks. Unless you're really good with girls, I think you should just deal with the 1-2 weeks every couple years.
must not know the difference between full-blown out herpes and cold sores.
Hell, I've been single all my life and I currently have a cold sore.
Don't make such a big deal out of things you don't understand.
Eh, low standards and lack of personal pride for not obssessing over fucking cold sores? How arrogant are you? I'm glad for this girls sake since she'll never have to suffer you.
You're missing the point. It would be retarded to willingly risk getting infected with something that produces unsightly sores. Even if they're harmless they're still disgusting. But hey, I suppose you sickies won't allow yourselves to accept that. Beyond that, shouldn't people aspire to not have diseases? If you're going to just take a "whatever" attitude towards things like this why don't you just get things over with an fuck an aids patient while sharing needles with some local addicts?
lol! Didn't you read, 80%, thats 8 out of 10 persons, basically worldwide, already HAVE the herpes virus, and this isn't nessecarily the 80% fucking around you know because sexual relations isn't the most common cause for the infection of this virus. So you're gonna look for a girl without cold sores that might have herpes anyway just to avoid a virus you probably already have yourself? And for what, that odd 1 out of 4 chance that if you do get the virus(given you don't already have it), you will get symptoms that could be anything from hardly noticable to at worst what has been described above?
>>11 God how ignorant can you be. A coldsore is nothing more than a single blister on your lip that lasts a week. It's amazing that you can't wait a week.
this has GOT to be a joke thread...come on. You're being scared off by a cold-sore?!
that's reassuring. i picked them up at the tender age of 2 and they've been a constant source of anxiety my whole life. i'm glad others don't find them to be a big deal, even if i'm still hypersensitive about it.
Look at it this way, your cold sores will help you dodge shitty people like OP, you should be glad. The rest of us don't care. I have cold sores too sometimes, from cold for example, hence the name. Also my lips are sensitive to certain types of food, like tomatoes, which may cause them to irritate and turn red. That is also cold sores.
I think I can understand OP's feelings. I mean, I don't think it's unreasonable to want a partner who is clean and healthy. That's what everyone wants, right?
In this case it's not a big deal, but it's like ordering your most favorite kind of pizza and then finding out they put on a topping you don't like. It won't kill you to eat it, but it's still a disappointment.
There are several days throughout the year (called asymptomatic reactivation, asymptomatic shedding, or subclinical shedding) when the virus may be present on the surface of the skin, but there are no symptoms. Herpes can be passed through sexual contact during this time.
Ok, so the story goes like this. I went for a 1 week vacation to Lloret de Mar, Spain. For those who don't know, this is, among Ibiza and Mallorca, one of the most famouse "fuck towns" Spain has. Mostly Dutch, British, German and Russian people come there to party around and fuck around.