Ella Dawson: Now, when I date, I have to have a conversation about the fact that I have an STI.
My only caution with that would be: Always be confident before you put something in writing, because people screenshot things.
Marie Claire: How has having a STI affected your dating life?
One in every six people between the ages of 14-49 have it, and the majority don't even know (! To help us demystify the experience, we spoke with herpes-positive blogger Ella Dawson, 23, to tell us about what really happens when you date with the STI.
" It's usually because it's a really terrifying conversation to start and it's not something that we bring up in casual conversation.
I was never quiet about having herpes because I tend to blurt out things when I'm upset.