I have learned so much in the last 16 years from my own experience of dating with herpes and supporting women with herpes in my private practice and herpes Pink Tent™ support forum.

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At Loopylove we believe dating should be a fun, laidback and sociable affair.

You can stand out from the crowd with your very own personalised profile.

You can also chat live to other Loopylovers, send emails, upload pictures and upload/watch videos all day long!

We are one of the largest online dating sites in the UK, with a community of more than 1.6 million active singles dating direct on our site.

They assume that since they both have herpes, that there is no reason to discuss their past medical history.

STD’s come in all different forms, and while HSV is the 2nd most common STD, it is not the ONLY ONE.

I have coached so many women over the years after they are newly diagnosed with herpes and I always remind them that The Talk is an essential part of staying healthy.

In fact, having genital herpes puts you at a greater risk of contracting HIV.

The reason for this is that if you have genital herpes, your natural barrier of protection, the skin, might be compromised with small sores or lesions in and around the vagina and cervix that you might not even feel. Stigma: Herpes dating sites often give women who are newly diagnosed a chance to meet some really wonderful and normal men and women.

These openings in the skin are access points to HIV and other STD’s and infections. So many women with herpes who have been sexually responsible think that they are all alone.

The truth is that herpes affects all sorts of women and the stigma of it being “dirty” and “shameful” is totally unfounded.