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doberEars26 karma

Everyone is different, and she literally says the more open she was about her diagnosis the more she got laid.

Your internal stigmatization of feeling "dirty" was the culprit for the embarassment being crippling, where others can rationalize and apply understanding to their STIs and not feel that way. Comprehensive sex education may have been a factor in that for you that's different for other people. Some people are socialized to find sex shameful and STIs moreso, but that's not always the case.

Most people get STIs. If someone on the dating scene discloses to a handful of partners with no incident or drama, that's good for everyone, don't you think?