When I heard about herpes online dating app, at first I felt like I’ll never be able to find friends on the platform.
I have friends who have had one outbreak in their entire life.
Sharing herpes dating app experience is a tough topic for most individuals who have it to discuss about.
It was a tricky and vulnerable time, as I opened my heart to another person and face the unavoidable “conversation” about HSV.
It was a time for me to hide my true color, and continue maintaining my self-esteem via personal development.
But I’ve had two herpes outbreaks and I was able to go to work and nobody knew what was going on, and I just took Tylenol and Valtrex and I was fine. And there are people who have more serious strains of herpes and it can mess with your body in different ways. He was flirting with me and invited me to his hotel, basically. A mistake that I made when I was still newly diagnosed was I would frequently tell somebody with a lot of, “I’m so sorry, I hope this doesn’t change the way you think of me.” I set them up to think it’s a really scary thing.
It’s not super chill for everyone, but for the vast majority of people it’s just an annoying skin condition that pops up every so often. And I was like, I usually wait until I’ve had a gin and tonic before I tell someone this, but I have herpes and here’s what you should know. Whereas now when I have those conversations, they’re like, “Oh by the way, I have this thing,” or, “Hi, I’m internet famous for having herpes.” My delivery is so much more confident — and usually funny — that the other person comes to it from a different frame of mind, and those conversations are a lot more successful and comfortable.
There were numerous reasons why I found MPWH useful.
I decided to join MPWH for a week, and the experience was grateful.
On this week’s How did you start writing about herpes?