I’d like to start from the beginning so here goes When I was 16 I read a book called Sarah’s fortune. The book described what it felt like to lose your virginity. I decided after reading this book that I was going to lose my virginity so that I could get through the pain until [...]
I think i’ve just had an epiphany. Maybe things just have more perspective than they did. I’m healthy, I’m not dying, I am still going to live a long life. Yes, I have herpes; I will have it for life. I also have staph; that will also be in my system for life. It doesn’t [...]
I am a 36yr old woman living with herpes 1. I had contracted it about a year ago. I guess the good thing that came out of this, is that I know who gave it to me and I had told him and now he knows. He did get tested and it turned out that he has both [...]
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When my girlfriend got hit with the first outbreak after about 9 months of going out, it was not good. We both got suspicious as all hell about the other. Trust went. We hung in for a long time after, but that was the end.
I was diagnosed in 1979 at the age of 19 with having caught genital herpes. My first outbreak was absolutely horrendous. I could hardly walk, and it lasted for over a week. Because I had also suffered severe shingles down my right side at the age of 16, I had a bit more tolerance towards [...]
Several years ago I learned that my husband was having an extramarital affair. I began working aggressively toward a divorce. Needing to know in my mind and heart that I would be able to provide for our twin boys, then age 3, and myself. Following three months of bartending, I was prepared to take a [...]