I am 27 years old and just got the diagnosis--I think I know where I got it, and all of the what-ifs-- What if I had just stayed in that night, what if I had gone back to my house instead of to hers, etc --are enough to drive me insane. But I'm trying to move forward now and quit living in the past. I've not had any bad symptoms my first episode was relatively minor , and I'm not very troubled by the physical aspects of the disease. I've done enough reading on the web to know that that's a common fear. My question is not just the generic "will anyone ever like me again" because I know some people will.
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I'm not religious at all, I'd describe myself as an atheist, but when aged 21 I started getting sores around my penis, I must have prayed 50 times a day that it would be something other than herpes. I felt such shame and I think that's due to the fact no one seems to talk about it. This form generally appears as cold sores around your mouth but it can be passed to your genitals through skin on skin contact which is becoming a more common way of contracting genital herpes. Before I was officially diagnosed, I googled my symptoms and scared myself silly. Based on my internet research I diagnosed myself with herpes - and reading articles and forums full of false information made me feel like it was the end of my life as I knew it. I basically read that it was incurable and could result in regular flare-ups. This made me think that nobody would ever want to date or sleep with me again.
What it’s really like to date with herpes
This was an anonymous submission via the contact form. I found this interview incredibly interesting as it reflects a lot of the feelings one initially experiences upon learning they have contracted an STD, yet, for this person, some of those same emotions prevail even 28 years later. I had my first one night stand while I was on vacation in Europe; he was the 3rd person I had ever had sex with.
All rights reserved. I wish it weren't true, but I have contracted the virus for genital herpes. And, one of the greatest dichotomies is that the VERY thing, for me, that demonstrates my true love for a man is to have an intimate sexual relationship with him. I've given myself to very few men over the years, and one of these very few men who happens to be married, but we are in an open relationship together with his wife's consent, we are essentially "friends with benefits" ; well, he was someone that I've always believed cared for me.