Genital Herpes and Dating

Once you have found out you have in fact got genital herpes you may go through an array of different emotions. You may feel dirty, unloved, depressed, hopeless or even avoid close contact with people. STOP! These emotions are not going to help you. They will only make you feel worse. Having genital herpes is not the end of the world, though when you first find out it may feel like it.

1 in 8 people have Genital Herpes

Your not going to die from having genital herpes, it doesn’t even have to effect your life if you learn how to suppress it. The statistics are huge, 1 in 8 people have genital herpes. 1 in 8!! So when you go shopping next and you pass 8 people as you walk, one of those people have the same thing you do. At a party or a gathering of people, look around you and count how many people are there. If there is 32 people, 4 of them have genital herpes. Its astounding. But with this in mind, it means your not alone and your not the minority either. Millions of people have herpes. 

Dating with Genital Herpes

Having herpes doesn’t mean you have to stop dating. It just means you have to take a little more care. Learn to listen to your bodies signs and symptoms. Know when you can be intimate and when you can’t. You will know.In fact I believe having herpes helps you get to know the true character of a person. This is my experience. It saved me from almost marrying the wrong man. If I hadn’t had Genital Herpes I wouldn’t have seen his true colors so fast. So I am thankful.

How to date with Genital Herpes?

Dating doesn’t really change when you have genital herpes. It stays basically the same. Only difference is, when you become serious with someone, you need to tell them that you have genital herpes.

Until you become serious with someone, you don’t really need to disclose everything to them. You may say this is deceitful, but I disagree. We all have our secrets, and most people don’t go around on their first date telling them to a person they just met. 

Once you know them better, and you have decided you want to have a relationship with them. Then you MUST disclose you have genital herpes. Its one thing to not tell someone something right away, but it’s another not to tell someone an important piece of information that can effect them. Be honest with them, and once you have told them it will show you their true colors and if they are worth having a relationship with.

Please remember, every person will take this information differently. So be understanding also. If they need a little time to compute the information, give it to them happily.

However if they are nasty, mean or start treating you different, don’t put up with it and move on. You deserve to be loved and adored, remember that!

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Dating other people with Genital Herpes

Some people find it easier to date and met others who have genital herpes. If you’re one of these people, please see below for a list of websites where you can meet other with herpes:

World Wide:
scroll down until you get to the:
Global STD Community & Social Network

Australia specific:

Canada Specific:

Bladderwrack – Uses and Benefits

Alternative Names:

Kelp, Black-tang, Bladder,Bladder fucus,Sea wrack, Blasen-tang, Brown algae, Common seawrack, Cut weed, Dyers fucus,Edible seaweed, Fucoidan,Black tang, Rockweed, Kelp-ware, Quercus marina, Cutweed,Blasentang, Seetang.

Herb Description

Bladderwrack is perennial that matures on the northern coasts of the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, the North and Baltic seas and is often washed up on beaches after storms.It is a common algae in the shape of long ribbons, about 1 meter long and 5cm across, leathery, shiny, brownish-green or light yellow in colour.The main stem of bladderwrack, called as the thallus, is used for various treatment. The frond at the bottom is fan-shaped, narrow & strap-shaped , the rest flat and leaf-like in shape, wavy, many times parted into 2 with erect divisions contain a strong, broad, compressed midrib running to the apex.

As a herbal remedy, bladderwrack has been used for traditional cosmetics, treatments for headaches , ulcers,asthma, cough, hemorrhoid, boils, goiters, stomach ailments, urinary problems, decreasing the incidence of tumors.The Vietnamese use bladderwrack as meal in various ways: pickle with sauce or with vinegar,raw as salad & vegetable, relish or sweetened jellies & also cooked for vegetable soup.

Bladderwrack contains moderate quantity of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc and small amounts of vitamins A, C, E and G.But have a high content of several minerals such as iodine,sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, silicon & iron and high in some B-complex vitamins.


  • Antibacterial.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Diuretic.
  • Emollient.
  • Endocrine tonic.
  • Expectorant.
  • Nutritive.
  • Anti-hypothyroid.
  • Thyroactive.
  • Anti-obesic.
  • Anti rheumatic.
  • Demulcent.
  • Gentle metabolic stimulant.
  • Adaptagen.
  • Anti-inflammatory.

Uses and Benefits

Bladderwrack has an advantage to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis & rheumatism , both used as an external & internal application upon inflamed joints.It has great benefit to cure active thyroid glands & goiter. This plant may be very useful to mitigate the excess weight,Where obesity is combined with thyroid problem.

Bladderwrack may decrease the blood cholesterol levels in the body possibly due to its fiber content and binding action.It enhance stamina by allowing cells to consume energy efficiently.Ebb irritation due to presence of putrefaction.

Bladderwrack have a toxic action on some strains of E. coli & all strains tested of Neisseria meningitidis. It have fucoidan that inhibits the growth of some unfriendly bacteria and viruses.

Side Effects

Large dosage may cause hyperthyroidism, tremor , increased pulse rate & elevated blood pressure .So it is recommended that bladder wrack should not be taken in cases of cardiac problems, or during pregnancy and lactation .

As bladderwrack grow in heavy-metal-contaminated water,It may have high levels of toxins such as arsenic and lead, causing to nerve damage, kidney damage, or other problems.

Scientific research reported the effects of iodine toxicity,the high iodine amount in bladderwrack may cause abnormal thyroid conditions & increased hyperthyroidism and reduced hypothyroidism from ingestion of kelp products.Bladderwrack have high content of iodine, heavy metal .Its use should always been considered potentially unsafe.


  • Dried bladderwrack:

5-10 gm or by infusion. Thrice a day.

  • Liquid Extract:

1:1 in 25% alcohol, 4-8ml . Thrice a day.

Drug Interactions

Based on scientific study, bladderwrack may have anticoagulant properties. Therefore, bladderwrack may enhance the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs in the same time that increase the risk of bleeding.

Some examples are as follows:

  • Aspirin.
  • Warfarin.
  • Heparin.
  • Clopidogrel.