An STD which people
are incredibly ignorant about.
1 in 5 American adults
have genital herpes, and 80% of those are not even aware
of it. This means that you don't have to be a slut to have herpes! Everyone is at risk, and all it takes is one enounter to get it. You can even
get it if you use a condom, because
it is spread from
skin-to-skin contact as opposed to through body fluids.
Cold sores (which is oral herpes) + oral sex = potential genital herpes. 80% of people
have oral herpes. You do the math.
It is a very mild
disease, just a minor skin condition. I can't blame
anyone for wanting to protect themselves from
it, but it is blown
waaay out of proportion in society. It's not AIDS or cancer, for fuck's sake.
Although there is no cure for herpes, infected people
can have a hard time with it because
of the unfair stigma
that is attached to herpes in our society.