wonderful advice. I think that you really hit the nail on the head by saying that the true question is would I rather be with him and risk getting herpes or not be with him. Good guys are hard to come by and so I will definitely continue to explore where this relationship goes. Also, thank you for sharing your personal experience.
Just one clarification (perhaps I worded in wrong in my previous post) can herpes be transmitted via bodily fluids like blood and semen?
Finally, what is my risk of contracting hsv 2 orally from engaging oral sex without use of a condom?
Thanks again, this forum is an excellent way to get quick and reliable answers. The work that you do is great!