Like Voldemort, it is the STD No One Dares Speak Of, But They Should

Some people reading this right now may cringe at the very idea of an STD. But, there may be one STD that is the worst because it is possibly the quietest and the most common. Like Voldemort, it is a word many dare not speak. It is herpes.

For the one or two readers still left, herpes is one of the most common STD’s in the United States. Due to its commonality, it really should be talked about more. Herpes is particularly problematic because it does not offer a whole lot of symptoms. Below is a rundown of how herpes can manifest, and why this makes it such an especially frustrating disease.

Herpes May Not Appear at All

Men and women can both carry herpes without ever showing any symptoms at all. It is entirely possible to have herpes for years without ever having any notable symptoms.

Herpes May Appear Once, and never Again

It is also possible for herpes to have an initial breakout, and recede away forever. This initial breakout is particularly common for men. It can be extremely painful and last for a few weeks. But, once it happens, it may never show up again. With that said, the individual will still have the disease.

Herpes Can Run Like Clockwork

Some can experience a breakout with shockingly consistent timing. It can be something that happens every month or a few times a year or less. But, it can appear with regularity that can almost be reliably measured. A positive thing here for men is that an outbreak is usually very easy to spot.

What is the silver lining?

For the readers who made it this far, there is good news. Herpes isn’t really all that bad in the grand scheme of things. Herpes, when measured against other STD’s, offers relatively minor symptoms that are a nuisance at worst for many. Pregnant women should tell their doctors, and it can come into play as more than just a basic irritating reality when HPV is involved. It is a situation best approached practically and humbly. Visit for more on any and all information valuable to guys in their mid-20’s.