Learning you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) — particularly an (as of now) incurable one like herpes — is often extremely emotionally intense, and can trigger a range of feelings, from disbelief to anger to guilt.
This week’s topic: how to disclose your STD status if you have genital herpes (or really, any STI). Now I'm a college student and am trying to navigate hook up culture etiquette combined with herpes etiquette.
We at Bustle love giving you tips for how to tap into your sexual potential and troubleshoot when things aren’t going your way in the bedroom.
But what about finding solutions to those stressful sexual health situations that inevitably crop up when you’re getting down?
I've had a few hookups that ended up back in someone’s room, but because of my STD, didn't lead to sex.
Is there a way to tell someone "No, sorry, I can't sleep with you" without explaining why?
Overall, more than half of all humans will get an STI sometime in their lives.