you are the advice columnist
stis
He said, "I may never be comfortable having a physical relationship with you and that's something you need to be OK with."
herpes
How can I move on with this and find a healthy relationship?
relationships
For years, I was too scared to disclose my herpes until after I'd already slept with a guy. But I had to learn to accept my STD before I could have honest, happy sexual relationships.
stds
My friends and I are all highly educated young women. We can talk for hours about the merits of Madame Bovary -- so why are we so tentative about talking about risk?
in

Jun 13, 2013 at 11:00am | 214 comments

sex
We used several condoms, and even a dental dam. He stayed the night and left the next morning.
stds
By June, I thought my vagina was in the clear. It was time, I decided, to start dating.
in

Jan 2, 2013 at 2:00pm | 149 comments

herpes
Nobody wants an STD. I guess that's why, when it comes to the topic of getting one, or especially the dirty screwed-up sociopaths who give them to people, emotions run high.
in

Jun 6, 2012 at 1:58pm | 243 comments

herpes
I’d suspected something awful a long time ago, when I got what I now know was my first outbreak. I know I shouldn’t have, but I went about my sexual business in the usual way.
in

Dec 7, 2011 at 3:00pm | 0 comments