When ever you have enough people wanting anything, there is a market niche created which others will choose to exploit (not necessarily in a bad way). Well, with all the online dating sites, people who now suffer from HIV Disease (AIDS), Herpes or other incurable but treatable sexually transmitted diseases can now find like partners to share their lives with. This solves one problem at the expense of creating another.
Sobering STDs Facts
I do remember reading while back that there is a 50% chance of being infected with at least one STD throughout our lifetime, some are treatable, some are not. Before we delve into the world of dating with STDs, let’s review a few key facts thanks to the Center for Disease Control:
- condoms do not ELIMINATE the risk of acquiring an STD but they are an effective method towards reducing risk
- abstinence is not 100% effective but the best method of STD prevention
- pregnancy provides NO protection against STDs and may be harmful to the child while passing thought the birth canal
- one in every 250 people living in the United States has HIV Disease (2/3 don’t know it)
- most STD carriers show no symptoms, hence most don’t know they got them
- STDs are common across all age, race, sexual orientation, social and economic backgrounds
- acquiring STDs don’t just happen “down there”, for instance, Gonorrhea can also infect the eye and live in our mouths while HIV Disease can be acquired by sharing bodily fluids (ei: blood transfusion)
- acquiring one STD increases the risk of acquiring more
- herpes infection in the USA are 25% for woman, 20% for men!
Dating with STDs
People with STDs often feel alone and once over the initial shock of diagnosis, find it hard to find new partners. STDs become a huge barrier to dating the general public hence why dating sites catering to those suffering from an STD are booming online.
Giving hope where there is little
Some STDs are curable, so for those people, regular dating sites are fine but if you suffer from Herpes, Syphilis or a host of other diseases, these sites give hope to those who may have a tough time otherwise.
If you got HIV Disease for instance, I think it would be far better to live out the rest of your 10 – 15 years sharing the experience with a lover instead of sitting next to a window waiting for the Grim Reaper to make an appearance. I think these sites are also a fantastic ice breaker as well, you don’t have to deal with “when do I tell my partner I have XYZ” as you both have the condition on a site specializing in it.
STD Dating Sites
Unlike most online dating sites that cater finding your equal, many of these sites also serve a dual purpose of sharing and community. One thing that irks me is why few of these sites have any “about us” page, if you suffer from a disease as personal as an STD, wouldn’t you want to know a bit about the background before revealing yourself to the online world?
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The Bottom Line
Where there is a will, there is a way.
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