Episode 101: Tracing Behaviors Back to Beliefs

One thing I’ve learned interviewing people with herpes is that there’s often a greater problem beneath the surface to be addressed. That problem is identity. Yes, a herpes diagnosis sucks. It’s incurable, misunderstood, super stigmatized, it’s uncomfortable and in some cases, and active outbreaks are extremely painful. Often the only thing we know about herpes up to our diagnosis or meeting someone who discloses herpes to us is what we’ve learned from the stigma. It’s easy to understand why when someone is diagnosed, there’s an instant loss of identity that takes place. We talk through some ways to reconnect with yourself and create your own identity outside of your sexuality on episode 101 of SPFPP