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rockgirl

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rockgirl

Is anyone still afraid to touch themselves or touch anything that came into contact with your "boxer shorts area"? I don't mean to put a negative spin on things, but I'm still not doing so great with having this(GHSV2).

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joiedevivre100

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I still am afraid to wash myself with the same towel. I'm not sure when it's safe. I've taken to sleeping with long pajama pants because I don't want my daughter to brush up against me. Just want to be comfortable with my own body again.

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rockgirl

yeah i know exactly what you mean. i have a young son and i worry about accidently passing it to him. i'm alot better with understanding that he wont catch it unless there is skin to skin contact ( which there wont be) but it still scares me. i wont wear shorts and it depresses me that i feel like i cant even take him swimming next summer because i dont want to wear a bathing suit and his foot/leg/arm/anything touch me there. This sounds silly but its a real fear i have, but i can't even touch my pants or underwear that just touched my genital area with out having to go wash my hands.

I really hope this passes soon. I need my life back again as well.

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blondii24

I'm exactly the same way! Since I found out as soon as my clothes come off... they go into the washing machine...same thing with towels. And I wash my hands a rediculous amount of times a day! I hate that Im so OCD about this kind of stuff now.

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GntiNh

I went through the same thing. I couldn't touch with my hands or anything else.

I started drying my "downstairs" with a hair dryer so that the towel wouldn't touch it.

And talk about washing my hands - I had no skin left!!

From talking with others they did and felt the same things. It does pass as your acceptance and confidence grows.

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Godsangel

i'm 24 hrs in- living with H, but i've yet to experience the things described by you guys above me, i mean i do take extra care with my lady parts now and i clean myslef extra when i shower; but as far as not touching myself...no ma'am, if anything i'd be afraid not to keep that area clean; i pat dry for now, but i think as time goes on i'll start blow drying that area. i do however understand where you guys are coming from, and i will keep us all in my prayers for acceptance, gradual overcoming and understanding. the more facts i learn, the more comfortable i am with this. just know that you are beautiful and amazing and you shouldn't be afraid of your own body:love:

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