We're coming to the end of STD awareness month, and that's the perfect time to talk about the fact that STDs don't always have to be a bad thing. This wonderful article on the "perks" of genital herpes shares one woman's story about how being diagnosed with herpes helped her start placing more value on her health and her body. It's a great look at how something that at first may seem like a curse can actually be a blessing in disguise. Having to talk to your partners about sexual risk before you have sex isn't actually a bad thing. It may be scary, but it's actually a great way of figuring out whether that person is someone you really want to sleep with or if you're just going along for the ride.
April Content Round Up:
- I just found out I may have an STD. What should I do now?
In the spirit of STD awareness month, here's a bit of advice for people who have recently been diagnosed with an STD.
This article, in contrast, is more about adjusting out language and expectations. How we talk about things matters, and that's why cisgendered is a word that everyone should know.