I was speaking to a friend of mine not very long ago. Life has not been so good for her of late. She contracted herpes and has been living in misery ever since. She is often in tremendous pain and has to be very careful not to get stressed because stress triggers outbreaks; hard not to get stressed when you're in tremendous pain. It's a vicious, bitter cycle and has ruined the life of a lovely, gentle soul who works hard to better the life of others through her work professionally as well as in her personal life.
Sometimes she feels suicidal. She took antidepressants because of the sheer physical agony she experienced. She changed her diet and that seemed to give her some success, but then she became stressed out because of family problems and what happened? You guessed it. A new outbreak. Now her doctor says it may take months to reach her former state of equilibrium and get her system under control again.
Not a happy way to live. Even if you're married, if your spouse is not faithful, you're at risk, but this message is particularly for the single girls among us. If you're going to do it, please protect yourself. No amount of pleasure is worth the pain and misery if you contract a nasty little bugger that makes you want to tear your private parts out. And I got that straight from the source. It's that bad. You literally want to rip out your nether regions and start over again with fresh, working parts.
Don't let anyone do this to you, no matter how good they look, how sweet they talk and how much they say they love you. You'll regret it...big time.
I'm an aspiring YA writer, working my way toward publication. I also love animals and this is a picture of one of the sweethearts in my life. Please do all you can to help and care for the animals of the world, especially the domestic ones. They depend on us to care. Love never goes out of style...