Online dating for singles with herpes
I think most people who have had herpes for a few years know this too.
The only people who ask me about herpes dating sites have just been diagnosed and are still daunted by the idea of disclosing—a fear I encourage them to tackle instead of pursuing these trap door dating sites.
Just because a product is built for women doesn’t make it feminist, and just because a product is built for people with STIs doesn’t mean it serves our causes.
What we need is better sex education and health care, access to therapy and more representation.
Having a minor skin condition in common is a shoddy foundation for a healthy relationship.
These websites enable the self-segregation of the H community in a way that I believe contributes to our invisibility and inertia. Some of these websites claim to empower their customers.
Which leads me to my next concern: these websites and apps are not created by people with STIs, or by people who are openly STI positive.
Some of them bring on consultants in the sexual health world, but only after the fact, and by and large their founders do not come from our community.
I would ignore these pop-ups as they inevitably fail, one after the other, except they .
They reach out to me, share my posts and my talks on their social media platforms, and contact my fellow activists when I refuse to collaborate with them.