Owning Your Sexual Self

58. The Herpes 411 with Courtney Brame

April 05, 2021 Rachel Maine
Owning Your Sexual Self
58. The Herpes 411 with Courtney Brame
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Owning Your Sexual Self
58. The Herpes 411 with Courtney Brame
Apr 05, 2021
Rachel Maine

You just found out you have herpes... now what?
Your friend just told you they have herpes... now what?

This episode explains it all! Today I am joined with Courtney Brame Founder & Podcast Host @honmychest.  Regarding STIs in general they are not something that happens overnight and the next day you'll see something occurring, STIs evolve over time. In fact, Most STIs don't show symptoms/signs right away. Genital herpes typically lives at the base of the spine, the virus lives in the nerves and then presents itself onto the skin.

How to manage herpes outbreaks:
-Nutrition & mindful eating
-Movement (Try yoga!)
-Stress management

Advice:
-"I think it's important for everybody to take the time to see how their own body is going to react to this" -Courtney Brame
- Accept your diagnosis, start disclosing to family and friends when you are ready.
-When disclosing to potential partners, communicate & explore compatibility/desires.
-Have safe sex!
-Find your community (Dating site for people who have herpes)

Connect with Courtney Brame

Instagram: @honmychest
Something Positive For Positive People Website: https://www.spfpp.org/
*SPFPP Mission: Something Positive for Positive People is a 501c3 Non Profit organization that connects people who are struggling with their herpes diagnosis to mental health, community support, and education resources in order to help them navigate the stigma.

Connect with Rachel!
Instagram: @The_Rachel_Maine
Website: https://linktr.ee/WellnessSexpertise
Facebook: Rachel Maine
Facebook Group: Owning Your Sexual Self 
Email: [email protected]

Show Notes

You just found out you have herpes... now what?
Your friend just told you they have herpes... now what?

This episode explains it all! Today I am joined with Courtney Brame Founder & Podcast Host @honmychest.  Regarding STIs in general they are not something that happens overnight and the next day you'll see something occurring, STIs evolve over time. In fact, Most STIs don't show symptoms/signs right away. Genital herpes typically lives at the base of the spine, the virus lives in the nerves and then presents itself onto the skin.

How to manage herpes outbreaks:
-Nutrition & mindful eating
-Movement (Try yoga!)
-Stress management

Advice:
-"I think it's important for everybody to take the time to see how their own body is going to react to this" -Courtney Brame
- Accept your diagnosis, start disclosing to family and friends when you are ready.
-When disclosing to potential partners, communicate & explore compatibility/desires.
-Have safe sex!
-Find your community (Dating site for people who have herpes)

Connect with Courtney Brame

Instagram: @honmychest
Something Positive For Positive People Website: https://www.spfpp.org/
*SPFPP Mission: Something Positive for Positive People is a 501c3 Non Profit organization that connects people who are struggling with their herpes diagnosis to mental health, community support, and education resources in order to help them navigate the stigma.

Connect with Rachel!
Instagram: @The_Rachel_Maine
Website: https://linktr.ee/WellnessSexpertise
Facebook: Rachel Maine
Facebook Group: Owning Your Sexual Self 
Email: [email protected]