Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'll be honest, ever since I've been diagnosed with herpes I've been terrified of going into the dating scene. I'm still really flirtatious, but the first thing I think of when I see a cute guy is not "Oh damn, I'd hit that", but instead "what would he think of me having herpes?" and I just painfully shut myself off.

I've always been pretty shy around men but this disease has only made it worse. It's not the disease itself, because honestly, it's not that bad when it's under control (i.e. taking retrovirals and vitamins), and I do feel like myself. It's the social stigma that scares me shitless. I just want to tell everyone I'm just like them, I just have a stupid skin disease and that's all. I don't know what to do.

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