"When you can feel your power, loving yourself, wanting someone to love in that way, too ... the disclosure conversation becomes much less about H and more about 'What is it like to feel vulnerable with you?'"
Vulnerability in herpes disclosure and how it is actually our greatest strength. Vulnerability is the courage to let go of the mask, to be truly authentic in the moment with another human being. It's the willingness to be sloppy and connected vs. polished and untouchable. Being open while also being shameless. You're opening your heart, but you're also not shitting on yourself. The herpes talk can be a big win, regardless of whether you get a yes or a no. It's actually bigger than that.