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No one thinks cold sores are bad things and chances are they have had one. Then I say I get cold sores but not on my face.

No One Thinks Cold Sores Are Bad Things And Chances Are They Have Had One. Then I Say I Get Cold Sores But Not On My Face.

The more comfortable you are with this the more likely they will accept. And definitely make sure you know as much as you can about this virus because they will have questions.

However, you really don’t have to wait and get to know someone very well before you give the talk. I have given it many times and never have been rejected. I wait until it looks like the relationship is going to be physical, and that has sometimes been on the first date. I just casually ask them if they have ever had a cold sore. No one thinks cold sores are bad things and chances are they have had one. Then I say I get cold sores but not on my face. I make sure they know what causes cold sores and tell them if they do not.

 

Comment originally published on the Honeycomb Herpes Support forums.

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