Online dating for std
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.When you round up a vulnerable and isolated population, create a community space and fail to moderate it or protect your users, you create a dangerous environment.These folks would be better served by a support community than a dating app.STI dating services are a product of the stigma, not an empowering way out of it.
I’ve dated people with herpes and I’ve dated people without it.
They reinforce the impulse of scared, raw people to hate themselves and hide from the rest of the world.
Not to mention these products are often cheap and tacky. Herpes dating apps rely on, profit from and contribute to the social stigma that I am absolutely against. Creating a dating app only for people with herpes feeds into the prejudice that people with STIs shouldn’t date people without STIs.
I would ignore these pop-ups as they inevitably fail, one after the other, except they .
They reach out to me, share my posts and my talks on their social media platforms, and contact my fellow activists when I refuse to collaborate with them.