During our first date, George introduced me to a new perspective about herpes being a gift. The idea completely turned me off! I was deeply disturbed and unable to receive or perceive this ‘gift’ concept at the time. Join me as I share this story in my evolutionary herpes journey…
After being celibate for a while, I realized that it wasn’t the sex I missed so much. What I truly missed the most was the companionship of a man. Their deep baritone laughter, conversation and the cologne they wear. This awareness prompted me to find a dating site and open myself to the process.
I chose celibacy rather than take the risk of having ‘the herpes talk’ with every potential Mr. Right. I wanted a time out. I thought … What man with an ounce of sense would take a chance on catching an incurable disease? I now consider myself to be a big bad brave 'Herpes Warrior,' slaying the demons of fear, anger and shame! But, there was a time when my light saber couldn’t seem to annihilate my fears of being undesirable, rejected and exposed.