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Anxiety after second herpes outbreak.


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Hello all, I got ghsv1 about 7 years ago, and didn't have a second outbreak until about 4 months ago, during a time of tremendous stress. I know the chances of me having that second outbreak after so many years was slim, but it happened. Now I am filled with so much anxiety and fear about another outbreak to the point where I don't even want to be sexual with my boyfriend whom I love very much and I hate it. Anyone else with anxiety have any advice on coping? Thank you❤

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Take it slow and talk about it from a grounded place with your boyfriend. Let him know about your anxieties from a place of caring about him and his sexual health. Don't let yourself spiral about it. Stay positive and optimistic. Herpes is rarely the cause of disconnection; it tends to be more about our ideas about having herpes that can disconnect. After all, genital HSV-1 specifically is much less likely to transmit genital-to-genital than HSV-2, so the chance of your boyfriend getting genital HSV-1 through genital sex is minimal at best. In fact, Terri Warren told me once she has never seen a case of genital-to-genital HSV-1 transmission.

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