I put the site out there a bit over the past few days through various advertisements to get a little feedback on the concept. I got two extremely helpful comments that I think are really going to help me moving forward with the site and definitely help any of you reading:

“What a crock of shit”

“Ew, you Whore”

See. That was extremely helpful, right?

I won’t disagree with the first comment because this could very well be a crock of shit. It’s all up to each individual person whether or not they take a liking to something and I’m not ignorant enough to think everyone that sees this site is going to see any potential in it, or even think it’s any good. I’m not even ignorant enough to think that most people will see a point; I figure many won’t. A-okay.

I also won’t disagree with the second comment.

whore  (hɔː)
n
1. a prostitute or promiscuous woman: often a term of abuse

 

I have definitely been a promiscuous woman during a period of my lifetime and there is nothing wrong with that. Sexual exploration is fine. But that’s not what we’re here discussing. We’re discussing STDs and the difficulty of life with them in general. We’re discussing incidents that men and women have been involved in where they were deceived and walked away from sex with an STD they didn’t intend to get. We’re discussing the stigma and attempting to put a dent in changing the fact that calling people names is an acceptable response to these discussions. Most people will end up having to deal with STDs on some level in their lifetime. Most will know someone that has one. Those of you that don’t, might be too big of an asshole for your friends to feel comfortable confiding in you. I’ve had friends reach out to family members for advice on dealing with herpes only to find out some of their family members had herpes themselves.

Being a whore and having an STD are not mutually exclusive things. STDs and being a whore can definitely go hand in hand, but they can stand on their own, too. And the point isn’t to discount the large range of opinions that exist, but to maintain that negative reactions should never be a deterrent to continuing to have the discussion. I hope none of you ever keep your experiences living with an STD bottled up out of fear of judgment. It will happen but it never hurts as badly as carrying the burden and questions you have on your own.

I continue to welcome all feedback on this crock of shit website though. Thanks y’all!

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