I wish I would’ve found the herpes community back in 2012.
While I’m completely fine with it now, it would’ve saved me from many nights of crying and long days of believing I was worthless.
Sex education needs to up its game. There’s far worse things out there.
Of course, I’ve been blessed at not having the worst of outbreaks.
Me, too. This exactly. Fortunately, I’ve also not had a hard time being accepted and even loved by people in spite of my herpes.
Katherine Mansfield, from The Collected Letters of Kathering Mansfield: Volume Four: 1920-1921 (Oxford University Press, 1996)
I try to come up with words for us. For you. For what I’m looking forward to every day…. but words fail me.