How Herpes Saved My Life

Midori writes about her experiences with herpes, and makes a powerful argument for the benefits of her illness.

Excerpt: “I have genital and oral herpes—and I swear it saved my life. It sounds weird, I know, but it’s true.  I contracted herpes as an undergrad at Berkeley in the mid 80s. My boyfriend had a cold sore on his lips after the first sunny day of skiing. Since childhood he would get the same little blister after the first day on the slopes, so he didn’t think much of it. Both of us ignorant of the potential transmissions to genital areas, he went gloriously down on me.”

Read the rest of her story at Carnal Nation.com

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