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For all of you in relationships or in the dating scene, how does it feel to disclose to your partner. I’ve been single for 5 months because I’ve been so afraid to disclose. Tell me your stories! I’m curious to see how everyone disclosed before getting into a relationship. 

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Just recently someone thought I was making up excuses not to touch them. I didn’t like them like that anyway but I thought it was a little humorous that he thought I would lie bc I didn’t want to touch him.. The other two guys I was talking to didn’t really seem to care. We never actually met because I’m afraid to but it was cool to see how accepting some people can be.

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Hey there!

First, download the free e-book and handouts. You'll get a crash course in "the Opportunity way" to disclose:

Have you read through the successful disclosures section of these forums?

Then, if you want a deeper dive, I took a year to develop the Lifestyle Guides that go deep into shifting your mindset and the 3rd guide is all about disclosure:

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This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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I had a similar experience as you and decided to write off relationships and sex - however I came across a great guy and wanted to at least try- I disclosed to him the first time we met (we had spoken for a long time and I thought I would wait longer but it felt right) he took it a lot better than expected, he asked a lot of questions and I explained the risks and he said he didn’t want to have sex with me any less than before but we would take precautions, if they’re worth it then it’ll go well, if you think it could go somewhere I suggest at least try! I felt like I wasn’t “worth the risk” of getting herpes, but I realised that’s completely wrong and you’re still a human being. Some people may react badly, I told a male friend of mine and he was very judgemental and said I’d ruined myself, which didn’t help my feelings at all but at least now I know what he’s really like. 

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