Hope After Herpes: Say Yes To The Dress

Hope After Herpes: Say Yes To The Dress

As a doctor, transformational coach, and 20-year carrier of the herpes virus, I have the unique opportunity of openly talking about the emotional pain and stigma that a herpes diagnosis brings.

I start all my coaching calls with a quick meditation, to center my clients and to have them receive a glimpse of peace and tranquility.

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Dating With Herpes- When Do You Tell Your Partner?

Dating With Herpes- When Do You Tell Your Partner?

dating-with-herpesI recently found this great article from Self.com where women shared their experiences and advice when it comes to dating with herpes. I have personally connected with one of the ladies in this article, Janelle Davis, and feel that she is doing an excellent job of educating the public about herpes through her media outreach and STD Project. …

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How Herpes affects Women’s Sexuality

aloneHow Herpes affects Women’s Sexuality

Contributing Author: Stephanie

Many anthropologists, sociologists, and feminist theorists have explored the reasoning behind women’s sexuality, or rather the reasoning for the almost absence of women’s sexuality in today’s society.  Because women’s ability to have sexual desires based on their own personal desires, and not those of a man, is frequently discredited by mainstream society, women’s sexuality automatically becomes discredited as a whole.  …

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Navigating Your First Herpes Outbreak in a New Relationship: The Talk After the Talk

Navigating Your First Herpes Outbreak in a New Relationship: The Talk After the Talk

By Contributing Author Stephanie 

For those of us who are singlherpes outbreake and living with herpes, “the talk” is something that is usually on our minds.  I was under the impression that once I had given the talk and successfully proceeded with the relationship, the anxiousness surrounding the subject would disappear.  …

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How Stigma and Emotions Trigger Genital Herpes Outbreaks

How Stigma and Emotions Trigger Genital Herpes Outbreaks

By Contributing Author: Stephanie

The Stigma Of Herpes

The Stigma Of Herpes

As a sociology student who lives with genital herpes, I find particular interest in the stigma of the virus. The term ‘stigma’ was originally used by the Greeks to describe an abnormal or immoral trait in an individual.…

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