Latest Articles by Emily Depasse
Yes, Masturbation After Herpes Is Totally OK (Here's Why)
A herpes diagnosis can make you feel disconnected from your body and your sexuality. Here are some strategies to help.
Highs and Lows: My Best and Worst Genital Herpes Moments
"What I once viewed as a near-death sentence to my love life and identity transformed into a sense of purpose that still guides me today."
How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis
A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.
Afraid to Tell Your Partner About Your STI? Here’s Why It’s Important to Do It Anyway
Talking to your significant other or sex partner about sexually transmitted infections can be downright scary, but disclosing your status is crucial, according to herpes activists — here’s why.
How to Navigate Oral Sex With HSV-1 and HSV-2
If someone with a cold sore performs oral sex on a partner, can the partner get genital herpes? Get the answer this and other oral herpes questions here.
What’s the Difference Between The Herpes Viruses?
Is a cold sore the same virus as genital herpes? Can you get HSV-1 and HSV-2 genitally? Get the answers to these and other herpes questions.
How to Tell Your Partner You Have Herpes
Take it from someone who’s been there: Disclosing your STI status can be scary, but doing it has tons of advantages.
Sexual Health: How to Be Your Own Advocate
Visiting your doctor for a sexual health issue can be daunting. These tips can help you feel more confident and get the care you need.