Free dating sites for people with herpes

These entrepreneurs may believe they have our best interests at heart, but they will never understand the stigma as well as someone who lives with it.

A booming app industry in Silicon Valley means that new STI dating services pop up every few months, and a cursory Google search means that their marketing team, or their founder, or their intern, quickly discovers me. As time goes on and stigma lessens, there will be less of a demand for these services.

STI dating services are almost always unethical money-grabs that prey on what seems like a potentially underserved niche market.

This Silicon Valley opportunism is antithetical to real social change and progress.

Just because a product is built for women doesn’t make it feminist, and just because a product is built for people with STIs doesn’t mean it serves our causes.

What we need is better sex education and health care, access to therapy and more representation.

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