As MPw H puts it, “Herpes and HPV don't define you, but judgmental people will make judgmental decisions.
Here, you don't need to be judged due to something that you can't control.” Read More » Suffering from STDs renders you incapable of having romantic relationships with others who do not. It can be a blow to the heart to find out that you have an STD. If you can find true love and companionship with someone who has the same STD as you do, you may find empathy with them that had been missing in your life all these days. Not only can you meet scores of other people online who share your condition...
The relationships that start with the premise “Hey I’ve got herpes too, let’s get a drink!
” are usually short and predicated on nothing more than a false sense of familiarity.
In a world where we are judged for having a sexually transmitted condition, telling a new partner about herpes means risking a rejection that plenty of herpes people would rather avoid. There is a market for these services, and I don’t want to dismiss the experiences of the people who use them. I don’t mean to knock the insecurities of people with herpes: I want to address the companies that profit off of them.