You are at risk EVERY TIME you dip, slip, tip or flip.
I don't know if Usher's accuser or accusers are telling the truth or not. I'm not saying he knew or didn't know before interacting with them about his own health stats.
That's neither here nor there because whatever happened with them is something they have to deal with.
Right now, I'm worried about the rest of us.
What's scared the crap out of me was how many people do not understand how herpes is transmitted!!! I thought it was just the teens who had never learned the ins and outs of transmission but apparently A LOT of people are not aware.
That lack of awareness is the EXACT reason this virus has spread as far as it has, and there are some of you reading this who are infected and do not even know it yet.
1 The herpes virus can survive on unbroken skin for 2 hours.
What this means is, if any semen, spit, or vaginal fluid gets on your skin, that virus will sit there and wait for your hand to get to your eye OR it'll move down to your backside and get into you there.
Well, you should be.
2 A condom will not save you.
Condoms really only protect the man's penis and the woman's vagina from direct contact. But there are fluid exchanges happening regardless. If vaginal fluids are infected and they get on the skin and drip down below, you are at risk for infection.
And gay and lesbian couples are also not safe obviously. Fluids travel no matter who you lay with.
3 Kisses and oral sex can transmit herpes.
A lot of people think if they keep it to lips only it'll be all good.
All bodily fluids can transmit herpes.
There are cases of women getting herpes from a man who only gave them oral sex. Same goes for men.
THE POINT IS
While I'd like to tell everyone to just have fun and freely enjoy their partner, I can't in good conscious do that. BEING COMMITTED AND FAITHFUL is the best way to prevent transmission.
BUT IF YOU MUST PLAY, pray or soak yourself in ANTIVIRAL SOAP after every encounter.
Or you could just do one better and only have sex with people who have that pink lab report that shows no HIV or herpes.
Live, Love, and Indulge Wisely.
Author: Jessica Bordelon
Passionate, powerful, & gentle, she is an artist that captures the strength , power & energy of femininity in its purest form.