Welcome To Group Therapy:
We had someone write in a question! Please Please everyone, DO THIS--We WANT you to write in your questions and concerns to bring to Group Therapy! And do it Anonymously...or not.
Here you go:
The decision to have sex/relationship with someone with an STD.
I have known a girlfriend of mine for many years and she has an STD, herpes.
I am fully aware of her sexual indiscretions as she is of mine. She pulls in more sexual encounters than myself without an STD.
How does one make the decision to have sex with someone risking exposure to themselves?
I know there have been plenty of suitors who didn't even care and didn't want to even use protection with her. I can't even comprehend that. NO CONDOM NO SEX!!!!! I would NEVER have sex with anyone knowing they had any kind of STD, would you? (Maybe I am a bit critical)
So when is it appropriate to present this information to a mate when starting a courtship, in the immediate beginning or after things get more serious?
If you tell someone at the beginning and they can't deal with it then there was no chance to see where things could have went and if you wait you still run the chance that they walk after feelings are involved.
Once you have decided to accept ALL of this person and things go sour, then what? Assuming at some point you stop using condoms.
She was always open about it but also lost good people because of it. My heart always went out to her because it would go both ways and I could see her hurting.
I hope this never happens to me!"
***Well there you go guys. What is your opinion? Let them know. Feel free to comment anonymously if you feel more comfortable doing so. Comment and then follow or feel free to come back and comment on other peoples comments.
2 years ago