Datingvirus com Chatropolia

05 Apr

MC: How do you tell a potential partner that you have herpes? What I say is "Hey, this is something that you should know about me.

I was never quiet about having herpes because I tend to blurt out things when I'm upset.

I began to talk about it in classes and mention it at parties­–occasionally alcohol helps with that–and as soon as I did other people started responding and taking me aside or sending me messages to tell me about their own experiences with STIs.

That used to really freak me out, especially in the beginning when I was newly diagnosed and still learning about the virus and very self-conscious about it.

It can be really scary to have a conversation with someone that you just started dating because you're so worried that the other person will judge you in that moment.

Getting herpes can feel like it fundamentally changes who you are and defines you in that moment, but at the end of the day, it is just a skin disease and a lot of people have it.

There are a lot of things that are far more important to who you are as a person.

One in every six people between the ages of 14-49 have it, and the majority don't even know (! To help us demystify the experience, we spoke with herpes-positive blogger Ella Dawson, 23, to tell us about what really happens when you date with the STI.