"Someone makes an uncool herpes joke and I just say, ‘Well, I have herpes, it’s no big deal.’"
Cosmo’s roundtable on living with herpes has its awesome moments and its less awesome moments. I’m really impressed they’re covering this, though. Kudos to Cosmo. They even discuss the stigma.
I’m happy about this. I only wish they’d had someone more along my experiences (just to see what would be said, really)… more of a worst-case-everything-is-awful sort of thing, you know? I need to know that there are other people who’ve had as bad of a time with it so I can know it gets better, you know?
I’ve had pretty shitty experiences and I’ve had it for about a year now. To start, the guy knew he had it and text me, “misery loves company” when I told him he gave it to me. For the first few months I was convinced I wasn’t going to catch a break- I had a new ob every week or two. It was so bad.
Great article.. The herpes jokes need to stop.