Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Herpes Saves Lives?

The fabulous and talented Midori wrote a great article for Carnal Nation entitled 'How Herpes Saved My Life'. She talks about how contracting herpes led her to safer sex. She gives the usual downtrodden dirty slut story a spin into a wonderful sex-positive message and normalizes STIs. Its a seriously nice change. Because we've all heard the statistics about how many people have STIs and yet we still associate them with only dirty sneaky evil folks. How is that possible?

One thing to keep in mind though is that Midori does tell a very rosey tale and that won't be everyone's experience. So far she's had a couple of comments that have addressed that. I think it is important to note that there are many people living with STIs who have a harder time finding a mate. But I think its also nice to see someone who tells a story about how she doesn't give a crap about the people who turn her down.

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