Sexes: The Cost of Kissing and Not Telling

Herpes sufferers are increasingly taking former lovers to court

For most people, the thought of publicly disclosing their sexual secrets is the stuff of Freudian nightmares. But last year, after Martin (not his real name), an electrical worker, was sued by his former girlfriend in New York City, he was required to answer a lawyer's questions on intimate details of his sexual activities: "Did you ever suffer from blisters or sores on your penis or genitals?" "Did you ever have difficulty achieving or keeping an erection during sexual intercourse?" Martin discovered that the true fury of hell is not a woman scorned but a woman who contracts genital herpes from...