Separately, there are also some sites that are not available to add for free.
It's also far more common than we're willing to admit.
The STI, one of very few that never go away, comes in the form of two viruses: herpes simplex type 1 and type 2. Herpes quickly becomes that annoying friend that invited themselves into a threesome but just kind of lingers and gets in the way.
One out of every six people aged 14 to 49 currently have genital herpes, one out of every four adults have it, and there are approximately one million new cases each year. Sometimes the stigma is so difficult that people with herpes will often give up on dating altogether.
Positive Singles.com, one of a few websites geared for people with herpes, HPV, and other STIs, is trying to change that.
It's a guaranteed way to meet someone without the impending doom feeling of having to disclose your STI over a sushi dinner.
With a site like this, that conversation never has to happen at all.I spoke with James* (30) and Shannon* (28), a married couple who met on Positive Singles two years ago about dating with herpes, and what we can do to help eradicate the stigma. James: I actually got herpes from an ex-girlfriend during my graduate school career, I was probably around 27 or 28 at the time.Shannon: I was 18 when I found out that I had herpes.There are a number of options within Herpes Passions to help connect members, including the following: Herpes ‘Groups’ allow members to find others who share very specific interests / similarities.Herpes Forums allow members to post on topics of interest.Email (Send & Receive) allow members to interact within Herpes Passions without giving out personal contact details.