Free dating sites for people with herpes
Let me be very clear: I will never endorse an STI dating site. STI dating services would make great hacking targets in an online landscape where vigilante justice is all the rage and people with STIs are unsympathetic victims (whaddup, Ashley Madison). But here’s the big, huge, important fucking reason I’ll never support a herpes dating service: these products contribute to herpes stigma. A booming app industry in Silicon Valley means that new STI dating services pop up every few months, and a cursory Google search means that their marketing team, or their founder, or their intern, quickly discovers me. As time goes on and stigma lessens, there will be less of a demand for these services.Which leads me to my next concern: these websites and apps are not created by people with STIs, or by people who are openly STI positive.Some of them bring on consultants in the sexual health world, but only after the fact, and by and large their founders do not come from our community.STI dating services are almost always unethical money-grabs that prey on what seems like a potentially underserved niche market.
These websites enable the self-segregation of the H community in a way that I believe contributes to our invisibility and inertia. Some of these websites claim to empower their customers.
They reinforce the impulse of scared, raw people to hate themselves and hide from the rest of the world.