Talk to sluts live
There’s this common thought in the medical industry that if you’re not showing symptoms for herpes, you’re better off not knowing that you have it because the psychological impact of a diagnosis is that severe.
And yet at the same time, even if you are asymptomatic for herpes, you can still transmit to your partner.
I’m going to talk about three sources; there are more, but these are the ones that convinced me I’m human trash when I got diagnosed. I received abstinence-only sex education, which consisted of being told that I should just not have sex if I wanted to protect myself from STDs or pregnancy, and as someone who is not planning to wait until marriage, and will probably have sex later this weekend, that message was never really going to work for me.First of all, you were probably taught to “Just get tested. Just know your status.” But you were given no information about what to do when you test positive, at which point you’re largely on your own and you have to figure that out yourself.And even if you were lucky enough to learn how to put condoms on bananas, spoiler alert: condoms don’t prevent the risk of transmission of herpes because herpes is transmitted through skin contact, and not fluids, which condoms are meant to prevent. , so I do not want to pile on about how the media is bad. But the way that we represent STIs in pop culture is really messed up.So there are a lot of people walking around who think that they’re STI-negative who aren’t and who are still transmitting.That then feeds into that stereotype of people with STIs as dishonest and irresponsible.