Chicago, Illinois –
Meetpositives.com, a dating website for people with herpes, would like to reach out to positive singles who may be looking to start dating again. Dating with herpes, or any other chronic sexually transmitted infection (STI), can be very difficult due to the stigma associated with it. Meetpositives.com completely changes a positive single’s dating prospects by allowing them to interact with like-minded people in a safe, judgment-free online space. By bringing positives together to interact with one another in such a way, Meetpositives hopes to help some of society’s most stigmatized individuals find happiness.
“A lot of people are surprised by how common herpes is,” Meetpositives.com says. “Over 40 million of people live with this draining yet common condition, but only a few know they are infected. In the United States of America, 1 in 5 people live with the disease. Genital herpes has become the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection in recent years. If you are living with herpes, you are not alone. There are many others like you and even though there’s no cure for herpes, you can still live a happy and healthy life. For an infected person, it’s very important to find the right crowd. The community here is made of similar people who understand your situation and will not be quick to judge. Meetpositives.com was built for positives and has thousands of herpes singles who have made this website their sharing platform. Members share their stories and information on how to live a better life with the infection. By joining you will enjoy a number of benefits.”
By encouraging people to share their experiences with herpes, Meetpositives.com hopes to help to solve the problems of thousands of herpes-positive people. Talking about this condition, especially with uninfected people who cannot relate, can be very difficult and even frightening. Meeting people who understand (or at the very least who are willing to understand), however, makes it easier to share such experiences — and feel more comfortable doing so. People are also more confident about sharing their stories when they know that their stories will be received by those who stand to benefit from them.
Couples getting intimate with one another and not discussing their sexual health is an incredibly common occurrence, and this partially due to the fact that one party may be afraid of how their partner will react. This can have a negative effect on the relationship, and both partners will often come out of such situations worse than they went in. By offering dating options for people living with STDs, Meetpositives hopes to make couples who are afraid to reveal their status to one another a thing of the past. Their tagline, Never Have ‘The Talk’ Again, promises herpes-positive people the most comfortable herpes dating experience possible.
A number of members feel comfortable enough on Meetpositives to share their stories. One member, writing about the way they caught herpes from their friend, says that, “One day, as I was taking a shower, I noticed a lesion on my inner thigh near my testicles, and I first thought it was a heat rash or an injury caused by friction since I was an active athlete. With time, the area got worse and I had to see a doctor. She asked me about my sex life, and since I was not that active, she asked about my roommate, and this is when it hit me that my friend might have infected me. I do not blame him because I should have told him to go get tested before I got infected. In short, what I am trying to say is that not everyone who has herpes is promiscuous; some get it from their partners who are unfaithful. Some get it from skin contact like me, and some are infected by people who got infected long time ago and were unaware of their status. The stereotype is not justified, and it is good to get tested even without the symptoms.”
Herpes positives in search of a judgment-free dating experience may be able to find what they are looking for through Meet Positives herpes dating. The site is currently open to all who wish to become members.Positive Singles