Episode 20: Blessed By Herpes
*Trigger Warning* In this episode of Something Positive for Positive People, 26 year old Katie talks about her experience with HSV-2 which she contracted 3 years ago from a sexual assault. At 2:00 into the episode it is first mentioned. At 6:00 into the episode, Katie tells the story of her sexual assault. This story and conversation ends at 24:30 just before you hear me say, "Now back to the herpes".
Shortly after her diagnosis of HSV-2, she met and disclosed to her now boyfriend putting her at a 100% successful disclosure rate. Just a heads up for all the haters lol.
I would like to ask for your forgiveness for making the statement that makes Katie's sexual assault makes everyone else's means of contracting their std seem like nothing. So for that I apologize. I caught it in the moment but continued to say it anyway. My friend I had proof-listen to this episode pointed it out to me.
Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr @HonMyChest for more updates on the podcast. Episodes will be released regularly on the first of each month with bonus episodes in between. I'm always looking for guests to share their experience with stds and skin to skins (My attempt to de-stigmitize the skin to skin virus, herpes).