Dating a girl with genital herpes
They considered me as a full person, not the “side-effects” of having feelings for me.
When it came down to the brass tacks of who I am, there was no decision to be made at all.
Why on Earth would I knowingly choose to put myself in danger like that? But to me, it feels like you’re asking me to justify my value.
They do not barter or keep score, or make a pros and cons list when it comes to asking you on a third date.
To you it may seem reasonable, a matter of self-preservation. If you let someone’s herpes define who they are as a person and the role they will or won’t play in your life, you have reduced them to their STI status alone.
And here’s the thing: there’s nothing wrong with asking yourself, or asking Google, if you should date someone with herpes.
It’s far more fun to be the loud, controversial and brilliant Kanye West of herpes.
I have little to no interest in being with someone who doesn’t think I’m worth getting herpes from. If you are not willing to brave the risk of getting herpes, you are not worth my time.