Monday, August 1, 2016

Herpes is not the end

If you search  tumblr blogs with keyword "herpes", you will find out full of despair and negativity get you down. They make me remember what I was like when I first contracted this virus.

Just know that it isn’t the end. You will be loved. You will have sex! You are notdirty.

Herpes is SO NORMAL. Like RIDICULOUSLY NORMAL. None of you are unlovable because of this little skin condition. I went to a doctor that specializes in herpes and she looked me in the eyes and said, “You have herpes, you are normal. 

People who test negative for both HSV1 and HSV2 are less normal than you are.” It really helped me understand that these viruses are so ubiquitous that it’s more common to have one than to not have one! Keep that in mind when you start feeling down, my loves. Having one of these viruses doesn’t make you an untouchable freak, it makes you an average human being. You’re all beautiful and don’t you dare forget that for a single second.

1) HSV 1 is painfully common (more than 3.7 billion people have it).
2) HSV 2 is less common (556 million world wide have it).

3) If you get it, your sex life is slightly dampered. That's it. You can't be killed by this disease.

Herpes is very comon. 1 in 6  people have It. Get support from people with herpes.

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