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I was a Senior in high school. Met this guy through a friend, thought he was pretty cool. We started hanging out..he was 21 at the time. I was 17. We had sex and started seeing each other, basically every day. He was my first.

The relationship started getting abusive. I was getting emotionally, physically, and mentally abused. Filed a domestic violence report..tried to get a restraining order, wasn't granted one. Relationship lasted for about a year and a half. I found out in late December 2007 early January that I had herpes and HPV. I was so mad at him. I called him and told him even though I did not want to talk to him anymore, just so he would know, and he told me that I was lying or I probably got it from some guy (when I never cheated on him). He then told me later on that he knew he had it. So that really pissed me off. And made me extremely upset to think that he would do that to someone.

When I found out, I thought my life was over. I told my 3 closest friends, and people I knew who have done things with the guy. I thought I would never have sex again, never be in a relationship, never be able to get married or have kids..I felt worthless. Then as I was getting out of that relationship, I met another guy. I told him on the second date. And he was very accepting. I stopped seeing him about 2 months ago.

I then met another guy who accepted it. Luckily, I haven't been rejected yet. That is what I am afraid of. He took it well, but things just didn't work out.

I then started talking to a guy I went to hs with. When things started getting more serious, I told him and he started to gradually back away, but he did have a semi-sexual encounter with me. But he stopped because he was scared. So things ended there...

Next, I met a guy online. He lives pretty close, about 40 minutes away. We have been talking for about 2 months, I have told him everything, he has made a few mistakes in his life...and he is accepting it because he is not looking at what i have, he's looking at the person I am.

I met him and he's perfect. But see my post "Worried".:???: I feel so stupid.

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