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Laughing at my herpes and his fungus foot

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ginnyp

My bf and I were watching football tonight and I made a comment that I didn't want his feet to touch mine because I didn't want to get his "fungus foot" because it always comes back and I didn't want something I couldn't get rid of. Then we looked at each other and laughed. And joked. Because I have HSV2 and he doesn't, and it was such a stupid comment for me to make (although can you believe I really think that)? He obviously doesn't want my herpes but he takes the risk and has sex with me anyways. So it was just so funny the way it came out, the way it was said, and then he was saying we should be able to joke about it, laugh about it, that I should be able to have fun, not worry all the time. So there we are, we have decided it is okay to laugh and joke about my herpes together. Which is hard for me, because I have OCD and worry about everything, but it really made me smile and think, yes, I'd rather joke and laugh and be with someone without worrying about it all the time.

Anyway, it was a funny thing, and we looked at it from a different perspective tonight. We both have things that won't go away. (Athlete's foot usually comes back over and over). His is fungal, mine is viral. His doesn't have a stigma, mine does. But otherwise, neither of us wants to get the other. Hah! We were laughing pretty hard. It felt good to laugh with him about this.

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Moving Forward

thats so funny!! my boyfriend has that too and i never let his feet touch mine!! i have herpes and i know he didnt, but he caught it from me and we actually laugh about it! it helps, right?? last night he wanted to have sex and i wasn't in the mood so i said, "ew! i dont wanna get herpes" and he goes, "too late, babe" and we just cracked up! laughter is the best medicine...thank you for that cute story!! :-D

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MsLucy

Your posts were like a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing!

My partner gets that fungal junk on his feet sometimes, too. He picked it up at the gym. I make his keep his socks on. He's already given me enough. :D

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itsnotover

I love it! I laughed so hard. I'm not to the point where I can laugh about it with my partner yet, it's still too fresh, but I can't wait to get there someday. I'd much rather laugh about it than worry about it. Life's too short, right?

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