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Jenelle Marie Davis, 34, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will gladly explain why having herpes isn’t the end of the world. It took years for Davis, founder of The STD Project, which encourages awareness and acceptance of various sexually transmitted diseases, and spokesperson for Positive Singles, a dating site for people with STDs, to come to terms with the diagnosis she got at age 16.“My mom says the entire way home from my appointment, I cried and said no one would ever love me, no one would ever want me, and I’d never get married,” Davis tells SELF.When she was diagnosed with herpes almost three years ago, Whitney Carlson, 29, a social media editor in Chicago, had a similar reaction.This is one of the scariest things that cross our minds when we’re first diagnosed with herpes.
Because think about, before the pill, there were only condoms that would protect you from pregnancy… So, to avoid public humiliation from your family and the people around you about getting pregnant a lot of couples avoided sex. If you or your partner brings a toy into the bedroom, it’s important to not only know your partner’s history – but also that toy’s history.We put so much pressure on ourselves to not waste time and find “the one”.Most of the time we forget to enjoy the person who’s in front of us for who they are.Davis usually holds off on disclosing to potential sexual partners that she has herpes until she’s known them for a bit.“I’ve always waited a little while before telling people, basically until I thought it was going somewhere,” Davis says.
“I mostly thought, ‘I’m going to die alone, no one’s going to date me ever again,” she tells SELF.