Advice for dating someone with herpes

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"And we don't think she's destined to be alone for the rest of her life." Momo and Felix are the cocreators of My Boyfriend Has Herpes, an Instagram account that has amassed more than 15,000 followers in just a few months.Using simple, direct prose and Momo's charming illustrations, Momo and Felix educate others about herpes while sharing the story of their relationship—from how they met, to Felix's disclosure, to Momo's initial hesitation to get involved with someone who has herpes.(My main memory of STI education, BTW, was the teacher wheeling out the TV and playing a graphic slideshow of weeping chancres.) No wonder STIs became the boogeyman for so many—we fear what we do not understand.You’re not unclean—you’re just one of millions who picked up a l’il ol’ bug in the course of living your life.

(I get that one in five isn't everyone, but if you count HSV-1?

"We all make mistakes, and we all have the opportunity to do better." Q: I'm a 24-year-old bisexual female, and the new person I'm dating just disclosed their HSV-2 status. Herpes isn't dangerous, it's usually not even symptomatic, and the social stigma (the chances of someone like ME saying no) is the worst part. But most people who have herpes don't know they do—which means that you could already have herpes yourself, HARM.

I really like them and was all set to get intimate with them. "It's HARM's right to choose not to sleep with anyone for any reason," said Momo.

The last ten years, I haven't been in a serious relationship.

The first five years, I was in a relationship with a guy who also had it.

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