Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Storytime! (plus some math!)

Two virgins consumate their marriage on their wedding night.
Within days, one ends up with genital herpes.
How? Was someone lying?
No. It's simple:
Cold sore + oral sex = genital herpes.

This story clearly illustrates that HERPES IS A VIRUS; NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS.

It doesn't reflect on your character, sex life, moral judgements, cleanliness, number of people you've slept with, etc.

It's simply a byproduct of being human.

Remember when you had chicken pox as a kid? That was a form of herpes.

Remember when you or your schoolmate or your cousin had "cold sores" once in a while (or still does?) That was/is herpes. Society just decided to avoid the dreaded H word and come up with a more user friendly term for it.

If we all walked around afraid to touch each other, I don't think life would be worth living. So I guess herpes is a risk we all must take, simply by existing and being human.

Luckily, it's harmless and usually asymptomatic, or a small pain from time to time.

Thank goodness cancer isn't communicable.


herpes said...

Great job SL! Keep up the good work here.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! Nicely said :)
~Snow said...

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